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A Battle With ALS



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A Battle With ALS

Claire Collier, 43, of Stamford has been riding at Corgi Hollow Farm in Newtown for the past eight months and will be the subject of a Today Show segment on Friday, May 13. Collier is battling ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) as well as battling for social security disability benefits and a Today Show crew was out at Corgi Hollow this past week filming the segment. Collier works weekly with an instructor and physical therapist on maintaining balance, circulation and muscle strength and has weekly swim and traditional therapy sessions. Although she is limited to a wheelchair, riding a horse gives her the opportunity to feel her body move freely through space and gives her a sense of control as she steers her horse through a simple obstacle course.

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