Meet the Kids: Aiyana

ayiaAiyana has a wheelchair but sometimes her wheelchair is just too much to carry around especially when I am just by myself. So I had been carrying her in my arms during therapies and doctor’s appointments because we did not have proper stroller for her. The new jogger provided so much comfort to her and me. I don’t have to carry her in my arms all the time when I go to appointments.

Aiyana loves being outdoors when the weather is nice. She had outgrown her old baby stroller and we did not have a good way to take her outdoors for a jog or walk when the weather is nice. There were few opportunities when we could not take her with us because we did not have a stroller big enough for her needs. However, that changed after we got the new jogger. This winter has been unusually mild and we saw couple of weekends when the weather had been really beautiful for a walk. Aiyana and I went for a jog yesterday and she had a big smile on her face all the way while I was jogging. These smiles are rare and I loved that the new jogger gave us this opportunity to bring smiles to her face.

At home, she has been spending at least 30-45 minutes a day on her stander since she recovered from the buckle fracture. It is much needed therapy for her hips and legs to gain strength, prevent any injuries and avoid any surgeries in future.

Our family cannot thank you and other wonderful people at Variety KC enough to provide us with new opportunities to bring smiles on Aiyana’s face and help us provide a better quality of life to her and us with the equipment donated by the organization.

Thanks from all of us!!

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