Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Road to Independence

About a month ago, we started looking at and researching different types of wheelchairs. We tried a manual chair and a power chair. There were many pros and cons to each of them, but it didn't take long for us to decide that a manual chair was definitely the way to go. Tyler seemed to enjoy the power chair but didn't have the concept of when he needed to stop before running into something. He even pinned me in between him and the car once.

So then came the decision of which manual chair. We have demo'd the Quickie Zippie GS and really like it and have finally decided this is the one. We have gone through the list of features and decided on every detail we want his chair to have from the type of seat to the size of wheels to the color. Now the process of ordering it and submitting it through insurance begins, which will take at least 3 weeks. Luckily we will have the demo until then.

Tyler caught on pretty quick and I am so proud of him. He simply amazes me and he has taught me to never underestimate him. This chair is going to open up so many possibilities for him and he is going to do amazing things.

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2 comments:

Brad and Amy said...

I LOVE the new chair! Looks like Tyler does, too!

Anonymous said...

That is awesome! It makes me smile to see Tyler wheeling around and enjoying it :)
Dana