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Northern California Children's Therapy Center

David White was one of CTCʼs first clients in 1996. He was very young and diagnosed with
Cerebral Palsy. He couldnʼt walk yet, and couldnʼt talk yet. Even after his diagnosis, his parents
refused to listed to all the things that they were told he would never do. David participated in
weekly occupational therapy, speech therapy and physical therapy for many years. He worked
hard and never gave up. One by one, he started meeting, then passing, the developmental
milestones that he was “never supposed to do”. David is now 25 years old and is a senior at
University of Reno studying to be a special education teacher. He also serves as mentor in a
program for children with disabilities. Recently, he added author of an inspirational childrenʼs
book to his successes. His success is best described in his own words:

“Last January, the first rough rough draft of Jack and Pop-Pop journeyed into
existence....at the time, I didn't yet have a name for it! I made the New Year's goal for myself to
publish my first children's book. I worked diligently on writing and illustrating the book throughout
the Spring and Summer, while in school. In March, I completed most of the illustrations while
recuperating after my foot surgery due to my Cerebral Palsy! Thanks to a successful
KickStarter, my book spread across the US and internationally! Also two newspapers have
published articles on it and the University of Nevada placed my book second on their holiday
book wish list! Now my goal is to make JP huge and to release a sequel”
CTC is proud to have been a part of Davidʼs success!