abc
QUICK LINKS:

Surgery Helps Minnetrista 4-Year-Old with Rare Condition Walk for 1st Time

Updated: 12/27/2013 10:13 AM
Created: 12/27/2013 10:02 AM KSTP.com
By: Jennie Olson

A Minnetrista 4-year-old has a better outlook at life thanks to a pair of surgeries.   

Olive Shelso was diagnosed at six months of age with a rare chromosome deletion. The condition coupled with spinal cord problems slowed Olive’s development.   

Surgeons at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare gave Olive hope, performing a pair of surgeries that is allowing her to walk for the first time recently.  

Olive’s mom says she can also communicate by sign language and interact with other kids. 

Olive had a checkup one year after the surgery, and doctors say her outlook is good.


Minneapolis/St. Paul

Broken Clouds
62°
68° | 48°
  • Feels like: 62° F
  • Wind: SSW 7mph
  • Humidity: 70%
  • Sat Mainly sunny
    65° | 40°
  • Sun Plenty of sun
    65° | 50°
  • Mon Showers possible in the afternoon
    65° | 45°
  • Tue More clouds than sun
    53° | 36°

Video

KSTP NEWS