Now the story of a teen who's become an inspiration to other children.
She is being called a miracle child.
Therapist says: "All right, sit down, let's have a snack"
Easy enough for most teens to do.
But not for 14 year old Gianna Trotter.
Especialy when it comes to simple chores around the kitchen.
Occupational Therapist Janelle Lenzo-Werner says: "Cutting food is one of the hardest things, so she needs to use that hand to hold that fork..can't sue the left hand to do the cutting"
And that's because gianna is still suffering from injuries in a car accident when she was one year old.
She was in a coma.
Had multiple surgeries and medical procedures.
And for the past 13 years has been receiving therapy here at chidlren's specialized hospital, a member of the children's miracle network.
Terri Dellorusso, Gianna's Mother, says: "She had to learn to walk again, talk again. All her verbal skills were gone".
So each week, gianna comes in for two grueling hours of occupational and physical therapy.
Gianna is learning to become more and more independent and to compensate for her disability.
She wears special shorts to her body aligned.
And special braces to help her walk.
Her therapy targets specific muscles.
Physical Therapit Kelly Lynch, says: "She likes to use her muscles in a way that's easiest for her, compensatory strageties, she's like turning her leg in, so i'm helping her hold her leg in the right alignment then aexercise it and getting some activation in the right muscle groups.
Her therapists agree that Gianna is doing great.
So much so that Gianna's been named New Jersey's "Children's Miracle Network Hospital Champion for 2011."
"She's doing great. She's a very very hard worker. She has goals and she sets them for herself"
Gianna says she just takes her goals one at a time.
Like learning self-care and her activities of daily living, such as using her hands to make a snack.
"Like when i pick one thing up with my right had i have to say like drop it for my right hand to open and my hand to relax".
Her mom says: "Her therapies are really tough. But she really has the spirit that keeps her going"
Brenda Blackmon, The Ten O'Clock News