"This van has made such a positive impact, along with the iPad, GoTo seat and Tomato Chair. We are so thankful for all of it! Neji has come an incredibly long ways with her communication using the iPad as her communication device. She has so much to say and she is really happy to share it all; there is always more vocabulary to add and more she wants to say, and this lets her adapt!
Her Tomato Chair is already being used even though I got a bigger size so she could grow into it. It is actually really comfortable for her even though it is bigger, and she likes to use it to curl up and watch movies.
Her Goto seat has really made things easy; it's a must-have on our trips, when we go out to eat, or even when canoeing! I wish I had pictures of that! It is so nice for her to be able to sit on the floor with her friends and family and play games and toys. She really gets to feel included!
We have been up to so much lately. We are going through renovations on the house, including a huge wheelchair ramp. We are currently working on redoing the bathroom for Neji.
We had a great time spending the holiday with our family, and it was so nice to have a roomy van where she can fit the equipment she would want to have on a long trip. She especially enjoys getting to sit in the front, middle, or back! She rides up front with me and puts her wheelchair as tall as possible so she can see the road, too. She is even better at getting all positioned in the vehicle herself! She has mastered the ramp already! She also loves riding in the way back with Annabelle – it's like their own little room back there.
Another great thing about the van is that we don't have to worry about the weather anymore. We used to be out in the snow tying down her wheelchair and putting the big cover on and strapping that down. Now, we just roll her up and click her in and we are good to go! I just couldn't ask for anything better!
We are so, so grateful for Chive Charities and all the much needed equipment and transportation. It has made so many aspects of our lives easier, and fun!"