TURNER, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- At an annual benefit in Turner, Kora Shriners received more than donations to Shriners Hospitals: they were able to meet one of the beneficiaries of their work, and see her learning how to walk.
Three-year-old Isabell has Cerebral Palsy, and needs to have fitted leg braces to help her learn how to walk.
Her mother, Sarah Pettengill, said cost has been prohibitive.
She said a few months ago, she was able to connect with a Shriner and get into the Shriners Hospital in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Since then, Isabell is making strides in her physical development.
"Since we've got her braces she's been able to take a lot more independent steps, which has been wonderful for us to see," said Pettengill.
It was also wonderful for Shriners like Tim Luttrell, who has been coordinating Isabell's care.
Saturday was the first time he had met the Gardiner family in person.
"When you get to see the fruits of your labor, when a little girl three years old, you're giving her a better chance of quality life, I don't need anything more than that."
Shriners met the family at a Kora Shriner fundraiser in Turner. Motorcyclists and ATV riders traveled from LA Harley in Lewiston to the Twitchells Airport in Turner.
The 22 Shriners Hospitals also accept donations online.