When Brielle was about a year old, her therapists advised us to start working with our insurance company to get Brielle fitted for a wheelchair because she would probably never walk. She defied the odds (or at least the predictions) and began walking with a walker before her third birthday and was walking on her own in just a few months.
However, as she grew, she could no longer fit in traditional infant/child strollers. When she was about five years old, we upgraded to a medical stroller/wheelchair. Although we only use it for times/events with lots of walking, it's been a lifesaver on many occasions.
And boy, has that chair traveled around!
|Sea World in San Antonio, TX|
|Little friends can ride a long!|
|We used to always take it to the mall.|
When Brielle was little enough, my purse could sit beside her!
|At a celebrity golf tournament in Austin, TX|
Look at all we can hang off the back of the chair!
|With a family friend at the Toledo Zoo in Ohio|
|At the Atlanta Zoo in Georgia|
|At the Atlanta Aquarium in Georgia|
|At Disney! (in Orlando, FL)|
|In front of the White House! (in Washington, DC)|
|At Clearwater Beach, FL|
|At the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL for new student orientation|
Again, look at all we can pile on the back of her chair!
|Today with her broken toe :(|
|Folded up in the back of my vehicle|
(see the back right in front of Brielle)
None the less, it has been extremely useful over the years and makes an incredible difference when it's needed!