doing a happy dance

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  1. brat

    brat DIS Veteran

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    Our youngest got her first powerchair today and seeing her face light-up with joy is just so much fun.We made a trade with friends whose child had out-grown a Wizzybug to give them DSs out-grown etac for it.

    Just watching her discover that she can get places...
    She is all giggles and grins.
     
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  3. Kat77

    Kat77 <font color=blue>Now if I could just remember how

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    :goodvibes That's so awesome.
     
  4. WheeledTraveler

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    That's wonderful!

    I was an adult when I got my powerchair, but my roommate will tell you that I was just like a kid in it! I still get excited when I think about how much freedom it gives me! (I still am like in a kid in it when I can use it, although I can't use it as much due to transportation issues where I now live so am limited to places I manage with my manual chair or can get a push.)
     
  5. brat

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    Thank you. I thought you guys would understand and some of you would remember that joy.

    I also was an adult when I moved up to a powerchair. Youngest is 18m old.The wizzybugs were tested with kids as young as 9m old but they recommend that unless a parent also use a powerchair you wait till age 2yr old.

    Wheeled praying you get freedom on your vacations to have runaround space.I am in AZ now so we have space to run. I know my boss might be moving us in the next year or two.Where are you where transport is not as freeing as it should be?:hug:
     
  6. peemagg

    peemagg <font color=blue>We are doing the AKL tri-fecta<br

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    I am not a powerchair user yet, but I understand that feeling of independence you get from one. That is the feeling I got when I got my scooter.

    Congratulations to you and your daughter!
     
  7. Eeyore5

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    That is awesome! I remember the feeling of freedom the first time I used a manual chair and again the first time I used an ECV. It is fun to get where you want to go without struggling. :goodvibes
     
  8. brat

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    Thank you.

    She is just enjoying herself.We went to visit one my Moms friends in a local nursinghome, she giggled her way to everyone she saw.We really notice that she gets friendlier looks from folks while in her new powerchair than in her stroller/baby carrier.
     
  9. brat

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    power wheels no matter the type are fun compaired to the work of manual.
     

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