I have just read a great piece on Jaime’s blog “I Told You I was Sick” and as someone who was given a walking stick – albeit a pink, sparkly stick – for her 40th birthday and now has a variety of aids including 2 wheelchairs about the house, this rings so many bells. Earlier in the week I watched a BBC programme called The World According to Kids and one delightful 9 year old boy was meeting his a wheelchair for the first time. This little lad has a very rare form of dwarfism and whilst fiercely independent, he is now getting pains in his legs when walking any distance. This prevents him from joining in with his family, taking part in activities with his friends and he described feeling sad that he had to be different. This lovely boy is truly inspiring and actually had me in tears.
It was during this that my lovely girl, who is starting to experience more subluxations and pains herself, said that she really wished that everyone could see mobility aids such as wheelchairs as “enabling rather than disabling”. Wise old head on young shoulders – that is my 14 year old! She has seen first hand what a difference wheels have made for me. So, please have a look at this great blog post:
“Anxious about considering a mobility aid to help you get around? The thought of your disease or condition getting to a point which requires mobility help can be heartbreaking. And, especially if you are younger, the embarrassment or ridicule you anticipate for having to use a mobility aid might be hard to swallow.
Find the rest of the article at this link: 8 Signs a Mobility Aid Could Improve Your Life