This morning our sweet Drake was delivered his very 1st wheelchair! His blue chair was classified as a stroller for special needs, but this is a true Big Boy chair! It seems so fancy! Custom built just to meet Drake’s needs and can grow with him for many years to come! It even has his name embroidered on the seat! As exciting as new equipment is for us and other children with special needs, it doesn’t just magically appear one day. So much time, paperwork, and phone calls go into each and every piece of equipment. Forms are filled out, turned in and the wait begins. Everything is reviewed, more information is requested, more information is sent, and we wait. Sometimes we are denied. Then we start the process over again or thankfully get to use a piece of equipment that has been donated from another family. Every piece of equipment is the accumulation of generally 4-6 months of paperwork, justification, and phone calls. To say we are thankful to finally receive a much needed piece of equipment is a bit of an understatement! I’m sure this is true for all families who go through the process. The time and effort put forth from our therapists and doctors is greatly appreciated! We are also thankful to have been able to donate our previously “loved” apparatuses to other children who may be denied something that will help them meet their full potential.
What have our days consisted of…work, work work! That’s ok! We’re hard at work getting ready to open our family business! That requires all hands on deck, long days & some team work! Even Meredith, Aaron & their kids came in town to pitch in and help out! Kennedy has been mostly excited about painting! It’s quite possible her masterpiece has been covered up, but we loved seeing her artistic talents! Everyone is curious about our opening date, and I wish I had one to tell. Our goal is mid to late December, but we won’t have an exact date for several more weeks. There are still many variables to fall into place before we can commit to an exact date. I will keep everyone posted!