Children with cerebral palsy must often rely on wheelchairs or special walkers. But a new medical procedure is freeing their muscles and allowing them to walk — in many cases unassisted. Damien Aguilar, 4, and his mother made a life-changing journey in January when they traveled from Dallas to meet with UTMB’s Dr. David Yngve for a procedure performed by only a handful of surgeons worldwide. [Note: This article was written by Molly Dannenmaier in the UTMB Office of Marketing and Communications. Send your story ideas to]