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Very little in life slows Jillian Peters down. If you catch her in a hallway, the spunky seven-year-old is likely to race you in her hot-pink wheelchair. Cerebral palsy doesn’t define her. ‘Life for Jillian is fun and exciting and challenging and emotional, sometimes,’ said Cheryl Peters, Jillian’s mom, ‘but mostly energetic.’ Her condition does require extra work, though. She does stretches at home to help with her mobility. Now, she’s testing a new therapy at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto. As Madeleine White explains, unlike Jillian’s other treatments, this one doesn’t feel like homework

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