Wheelchairs 4 Kids presents Camila with New Chair

Camila’s chair was too small.  Wheelchairs 4 Kids solved the problem with a specialized lightweight stroller.

Old Chair

 

 

 

 

 

Melbourne, FL – Camila has Cerebral Palsy and hydrocephalus.  She cannot walk and was in a stroller that was far too small for her,causing her great discomfort and forcing her to sit in a position that was causing back problems.  Ability Plus Therapy, where Camila goes for physical therapy, contacted Wheelchairs 4 Kids to help.  Camila was presented with a new, lightweight specialized chair recently.

Wheelchairs and strollers that are too small for a child can lead to several health problems including respiratory issues, pressure sores and scoliosis.  “Our goal is to give these families the equipment they so desperately need” said Executive Director, Madeline Robinson. “These kids deserve to be in chairs that are comfortable and safe.”

Physical therapist, Angela Galliani talked about the difference these chairs make, “These specialized chairs give the children the support and positioning they need.  Camila can now go to SeaWorld on Saturday which she is so excited about!”  “Thank you!  God Bless” said Camila’s mom, We can go to the mall and to her doctor’s appointments”!

 

 

 

Update: Wheelchairs 4 Kids presents Camila with a

New Adaptive Car Seat!

Camila new carseat 2

Since 2012, Wheelchairs 4 Kids has kept in touch with Camila. She is now an outgoing eight-year-old who has Cerebral Palsy and Hydrocephalus. Among many obstacles, Camila cannot sit upright without assistance, and this can be very frustrating for a girl who is full of life. However, these daily challenges do not discourage her from experiencing a happy childhood.

In December 2013, Camila received a new adaptive car seat from Wheelchair 4 Kids. Thank you to Columbia Medical for helping W4K by providing us with a great discount! Her car seat is designed with  adaptive components to help her posture and provide trunk support. Her old seating system was too small and did not provide her with support.  Now, Camila can travel in safety and comfort!

Camila forever adores Disney and many of its great shows, like “Clubhouse Disney” and “Dora the Explorer.A perfect and relaxing day for Camila might be watching these shows and eating her favorite treat, freshly baked cookies. She’s a real Cookie Monster! Camila enjoys being active, too. She always is thrilled when using her gait trainer or soaring on the swing with her family. Her passion, however, is music. This rockin’ girl listens to Marc Anthony and Bruno Mars.  But, Camila does more than listen; she brings down the house by playing on the drums or strumming on a guitar.  Camila will surely play on your heart-strings.

 

 

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