My friend was born with cerebral palsy. She was the first child that had an operation on her leg and foot with success at Children's Hospital in Boston. She wore a brace for a while until she did well without it and could walk. But the doctors told her parents that as she got older her leg would get worse. She is now at that point. She has pain when she walks on it just a little. She cannot walk far. When the pain comes she can't walk at all. She has an 8 year old to take care of. Her doctor now says she needs a brace. But her insurance won't pay for it. I don't understand that at all.