It is a cold and emotional night for me tonight so Marks story will wait awhile longer. Tonight I want my entry to be for this young family in my community. My life with Mark was very similar to this family. I know and remember all to clearly the struggles of life with a child in a wheelchair. Besides needing to modify your home to accommodate a chair, medically needy children need to get to drs visits. As the child gets older and larger so do their chairs. Eventually it gets to be physically challenging to get both child and chair into a car and getting a van sooner or later is a necessity. And it then becomes yet another set of struggles to get the chair into a van. If you get hurt transferring your child, it makes caring for them at home even harder.
Please read this families story and think about how difficult it must be to be the parent of a special child. I have been down that path of life and know first hand what it is like.