DOWNEY – Kaitlyn Dobrow, a patient at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, has been chosen to participate in Monday’s Tournament of Roses Parade.
She will be one of 12 riders on the Occupational Therapy Centennial Float.
In February 2013, Kaitlyn Dobrow woke up feeling sick and was eventually rushed to the hospital where she was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. Following 6 months of intensive care and amputations of all four limbs, Kaitlyn was seen at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center for inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.
One of Kaitlyn’s main goals was to be able to put on make-up using special devices and a prosthetic arm. She is now a star on Instagram, YouTube, and other social media sites where she shares her make-up techniques and inspiring story.
Riding alongside Kaitlyn will be her Occupational Therapist who has worked at Rancho Los Amigos for over 25 years specializing in upper extremity orthopedic conditions including limb loss and prosthetic training.