Posted on March 3, 2015
The 'Wheels' have arrived!
Thanks to the amazing generosity of so many people, the 'Wheels for Evie' wheelchair arrived last week. There was a lot of excitement (from all the family).
We are so excited about this chair in so many ways. It is a manual (Zippy) chair base, but has a power attachment (ZX1). As a result we have two chairs in one. This means we can still use the lightweight manual chair and fold it up in the car, but that she can also independently attach it to a power base.
This amazing chair gives her independence and control over her own mobility. Yet we don't have to have a modified car like with most power wheelchairs. The school has paths and ramps so she can access all areas. The main issue we have to deal with is stopping her from increasing the speed and basic driver training! She wouldn't let me put 'L' plates on, but there have been a few moments I felt they were needed. She's perfecting wheelies and donuts.
We are still astounded of the generosity from friends, family, church, school, community, anonymous donations, Lions, as well as complete strangers. We are very thankful to God for the amazing supports he has given us.
First trial - Off- road - Watch out Sam!