Modified power chair Em's been practicing on.

We're getting Emily fitted for a Permobil power chair, so in the meantime she's been driving this make-shift chair at her elementary school. She LOVES it... and she is quite good. They are short on different types of driving switches, but she doesn't mind b/c she doesn't know otherwise.

Anyway, I don't recall the details right now, but you are looking at a TumbleForm secured on a power char with a couple of adaptive switches for going forward and turning Right. The reason she needs the TumbleForm is b/c the chair does not tilt or recline for proper seeting for Emily. It's a great rig for her to practice. So, we're praying that our insurance company will not makes our lives to difficult in the process of ordering the right chair for her. They are notorious for rejecting the notion that Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), Type I kids even have the ability to drive. They typically do not feel it is in their best interest to potentially spend tens of thousands of dollars on mobility for kids like Emily. We will FIGHT though, and I am preparing for battle.

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Comments

Tricia said…
She looks great!!!!
That's way cool!
Sky said…
thats an awesome idea using her tumble form seat, she looks great!!!!
Steve said…
Weeeeee!!! Go Emily!
anastasia said…
That is great!
jennifer G said…
That's cool Nate, what kind of base are you sitting the Tumbleform on?
Nate said…
Thanks everyone! Jennifer, I don't recall the type of chair she is using at school. I'll check though -- it's a standard-use kinda chair -- no added functionality at all. Can't wait to get her in a "real" chair for our kind of kids. :) We are pushing for a Corpus Jr. seat on a C300 base.
Maria B. said…
Nate, it will help if you send in a video of Emily driving her modified power chair when you all turn in the seating eval. and letter of medical necessity. 'Looking forward to seeing videos of Emily in her power chair.