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Marissa Smith, 5, recently received a pint-sized power wheelchair from Heartland Independent Living Center. Marissa was born with cerebral palsy, a disorder of movement, muscle tone or posture that is caused by injury or abnormal development in the immature brain, most often before birth. With the chair, Marissa’s grandmother, Missy Thompson, right, said her granddaughter can now “ride bikes” with other children. Submitted Photo.