Wheelchair Scalextrics

Today was a much better day in special needs land.  The boy went to school, and so did I!  A pre-arranged visit to Smiley's wonderful school to admire her driving skills on the AKKA, a scalextrics track for wheelchairs that meanders around the school, and gives severely disabled kids a freedom of movement that they may never have had before.  I'd seen the pictures, but I HAD to see it for myself.  And video her using it of course!






The next step could be an electric wheelchair, as suggested by @indigojo_uk.  In my future I see a bungalow by the sea with Smiley whizzing around from room to room, with piped Britney in all of them.  I will be wearing ear defenders...

I can't think of a better reason to be cheerful :)

Reasons to be Cheerful


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  1. That is one of the best reasons I have EVER read!! Xx

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  2. Great idea! How does it work, something fitted to the bottom of the chair and connected to a control pad she controls?

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    1. That's more or less it, Brigid, I didn't actually ask!

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  3. Lovely reason and yes about to click the video. You keep that dream firmly in mind - I am a big believer on my best days in the power of visualization. Have a lovely week

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    1. It helps putting dreams down here, makes them more real :)

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  4. The videos are fab to watch and love the Woo-hoos, love and encouragement

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  5. looks like she is having so much fun! definitely the best of reasons to be cheerful x

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  6. Wonderful driving! Next step, the bungalow by the sea!

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  7. Fabulous, love it! And Smiley looks so delighted with her new found fun and independence! I can just see that in your future. Keep visualising and it may happen.............

    xx Jazzy

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    1. I really must get into the visualising thing as well as the writing thing :) xx

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  8. So delightful to see Smiley and as always she has a big grin on her face. Gorgeous girl. Thanks for sharing the clips, they really are awesome. xx

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    1. Hard to believe that she was about to be quite ill, isn't it? Xx

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  9. That is a great idea!! I have never seen anything like that for wheelchairs - and Smiley - well that smile says it all!!!

    The bungalow and the music - well - it's all part of life with youngsters!!
    And would we be without them??? Mostly, no!

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    1. I actually associate bungalows with old or disabled people, so that will be both of us then :)

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