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Mom, creator of X-Ability 'body coat' comes out with new invention

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Jennifer Harrison, who created the body coat for her daughter Zoey with Cerebral palsy, recently came up with something new. (Lynzee Harrison)

A couple of months ago we introduced you to 9-year-old Zoey Harrison of Ithaca.

Zoey has Cerebral palsy, but thanks to her fearless attitude and creative parents, she is facing every obstacle with a smile.

Not too long ago, she conquered recess and Thursday she hit the slopes at Caberfae Peaks in Cadillac.

"She's just loving life," her father John Harrison said. "She's laughing. She's screaming."

Zoey went down with Brian Thurston, the president of the non-profit Full Potential Adventures, too many times to count.

The organization aims to provide outdoor opportunities, like adaptive skiing, for people like Zoey who are physically or mentally impaired.

"We have to be concerned about how often they can go, so being able to have basically a sleeping bag of a coat that goes through there is pretty cool," Thurston said.

About a year ago, Zoey's parents John and Jennifer Harrison invented the "sleeping bag of a coat", or body coat, to keep Zoey warm.

But the Harrisons didn't stop there.

They recently came up with adaptive snow pants to make these Michigan winters easier for their little girl.

"There's so many elements to their lives that we can improve," Jennifer Harrison said.

To them it's a simple fix, but it truly makes a big difference for Zoey and her friends with disabilities.

This way they are able to comfortably enjoy doing activities like this and live up to their fullest potential.

Right now, the Harrisons are completing prototype testing for the 2019-2020 winter season.

Once testing is complete, they said they will begin online pre-sale and bulk orders for those who want it prior to next winter.

You can click here for more information.

As for those interested in learning more about Full Potential Adventures, they have free Thursday Night Adaptive Skiing at Caberfae Peaks until March.