Thomas and Jessie both started wireless at 6. Jessie was kind of a miracle because she has had some severe medical issues. Thomas and Jessie were both adopted but Jesse was born addicted to meth and was not supposed to make it, and they thought there was so much damage she wouldn't ever walk or talk. We worked really hard with activities and various therapies and she did so much better, but then she had to wear these leg splints until she was 18-20. Then around 5 years old, they said her muscles and legs seem to be resolving themselves, and she doesn't need them. We did so many things to help her, but I really think that the types of motor skills and practice this required, plus her dogged determination is one of the things that has helped her overcome. She is a very normal kid now, just has some learning disabilities that we are also working to overcome/work through. Sorry for the long answer, but taking in neglected kids and seeing them recover is an incredibly inspiring thing. I made a video of Jessie's progress wake surfing.