Keep plugging away and don’t give up. Every minor milestone will add up something spectacular. I was lucky enough to find a place that created an adaptive program for me and together we have made significant gains. Find something you love and go for it! I found my “something” at FitIn42 Palm Springs

I was fortunate enough to have family and friends that helped me with at-home therapy. Here are a few different at-home sessions.

September 26, 2011 – Exercising at home with one of my life long friends Sheila.
May 12, 2012 – Exercising with my dear friend Ralph
2012 – Eternally grateful for the MANY days that my cousin Raymond went out of his way to make sure that I kept at it!
2012 – My sister in law Renita bought a peddler for me to use at home.
2012- Using my peddler while watching Ellen Degeneres
December 2011 – At home with Raymond Chris and Sheila.

Attempting to walk with canes only. June 2012.

I am trying to walk without the use of the walker and instead holding onto Darlene of West Point Therapy. March 2012.

My April 2011 stand up act with Jenna at West Point Therapy.

I was so happy that I could get into the standing position but I didn’t have any muscle strength nor could I find my center of gravity. My arms are doing 98% of the work to keep me standing.

This is when I first started to go to physical therapy. The therapist is so close to me because she is using her knees to support me at the knee and to prevent my knee from buckling beneath me.

The first movement after paralysis onset.

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Girls Chronically Rock

Keisha Greaves, diagnosed with Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD) at the age of 24, is living her life on her own terms. Admittedly, it took her some time to come to terms with her diagnosis but after having done so it allowed her to refocus and move forward in the pursuit of her career dreams in the fashion industry.

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Born and raised in Cambridge, Massachussetts, Keisha graduated from Framingham State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising. She went on to obtain her Master’s degree in Business Management from Cambridge College.

During this time, while pursuing a higher education she noticed certain oddities in her balance and in her ability to perform certain physical tasks. After undergoing numerous medical tests to determine the cause, she finally received the LGMD diagnosis. Determined not to let LGMD deter her from her goals, Keisha adapted and learned new ways to continue on her path in the fashion industry.

Now a fashion designer, Keisha has her own adaptive wear clothing line called Girls Chronically Rock. She is also a motivational speaker and has been recognized by Massachussetts Governor Charlie Baker for her efforts in having September 30th proclaimed as Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Day.

More about LGMD: Muscular Dystrophy Association


For more info on Keisha Greaves or to view her fashion line of adaptive wear, you can find her on the following social media platforms:

Website: GirlsChronicallyRock.com
Instagram: girlschronically_rock
Facebook: Girls Chronically Rock