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October 23, 2021
2:00 pm

Katie Purcell | Molly’s Big Score 

A friendship story that opens a discussion on inclusion and children with disabilities. 

Molly wants nothing more than to score a goal for the soccer team, but just trying to kick the ball causes her to fall over. If only her legs worked as well as her brothers. With the braces on her legs, Molly doesn’t believe she’ll ever be good at anything. Let alone soccer. Until her friend, Anna, encourages her to go for her dreams. Maybe now she has a chance at scoring big in the upcoming game?

This friendship story opens the discussion on inclusion and children with disabilities by demonstrating no matter what our bodies say, we are all important and have value. Molly may have cerebral palsy, but she’s not going to let it keep her from living life to the fullest. And neither should you.


About the Author

Katie Purcell, PT, DPT, CBIS, has worked with children with special needs for over 15 years and has been a pediatric physical therapist for over 10 years. Katie has been able to meet and work with many children and families who have magnificent stories of strength, courage, and love but are often misunderstood because of their disability.

Katie resides in Des Moines, Iowa with her husband and two children. She enjoys gardening, traveling, and spending time with her family.

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