Tuesday, March 3, 2009

On a Roll

Little Philip is such a cute guy. He had severe hydrocephalus and spina bifida, but his is a story of overcoming the odds. He has made more progress than any doctor thought possible. He can't walk -- (yet) -- but that doesn't slow him down. We recently obtained a child-sized wheelchair for him to use.

He LOVES it. He rolls all over the preschool classroom. His favorite activity is to "chase" you into a corner and then try to bump into you with the big wheels of his chair. He breaks out in the cutest laugh when he manages to corner someone.

His wheelchair has given him a new degree of independence, and it makes him so happy. He's getting really good at maneuvering it, too! We really don't think there's anything Philip can't do.

One more thing -- isn't his wheelchair amazing? It is made from a small lawn chair, and it was donated by Living Tree. The guy that designed them uses cheap, locally available ingredientslike bicycle tires and plastic seats. Ingenious, isn't it?

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