Unique lives up to her name. She is a 12 year old blessing that loves to be in the middle of social settings. She’s always smiling, clapping, playing with toys and swimming. Unique’s medical history is also unique, she has Cerebral Palsy with mixed quadriplegic GMFCS, IV, MACS IV, CFCS III, septo-optic dysplasia and optic nerve atrophy, developmental delays, sensory integration issues and neuromuscular scoliosis.
As you can imagine, Unique and her mother have frequent doctor and healthcare appointments, made difficult because they do not have a vehicle adapted for a wheelchair. Unique, at 130 pounds, can’t help support her weight. This means carrying 130 pounds of dead weight into and out of a car, plus the wheelchair and gear. This effort prohibits many of the activities and appointments Unique needs.
Having an adaptive vehicle would make so much more possible for Unique and her family. Her request is not for a fancy van, just something to transport her safely to doctors and therapy appointments, plus the opportunity to join family on outings. Being mobile means so much more than walking or biking, sometimes it is the life and death ability to get to much needed medical appointments. Variety thanks you for your support in getting Unique where she needs to go.