At only 9 months old, Isaac was diagnosed with a febrile illness that resulted in a flaccid paralysis of his left leg. Up until then, he had been a healthy, active little boy, however, the paralysis of his leg made walking impossible.
Aged 2 and a half, Isaac was prescribed his first KAFO by his Steeper orthotist Mark. The KAFO was designed and manufactured to support Isaac’s leg whilst standing and enable him to take weight through his left side.
The turning point
With his KAFO Isaac has a new found confidence and is able to walk, run, jump and perfect his football skills. Recently joining Middlesborough’s disability football team, Isaac now plays every week. Not only does being part of the club provide him with the opportunity to play football it also enables him to visit other football clubs as part of the FA’s training scheme. After a recent visit to Chelsea football club, Isaac is more determined than ever to become a professional footballer and his friends and family have high hopes for this little star!