Lazarus is Learning to Walk with a Little Help from Wheelchairs 4 Kids

Lazarus is a precocious 2-year-old dynamo whose smile can light up a room.   Lazarus loves listening to Nina of “The Good Night Show” on Sprout TV.  He also likes to wiggle and giggle when his mom sings his favorite nursery rhymes.

Lazarus was diagnosed at birth with cerebral palsy.   His muscles are very tight and he sometimes has difficulty swallowing.   Lazarus’ parents are committed to helping Lazarus achieve more than anyone expects.  He goes to physical therapy three times each week and to speech therapy twice a week.  Recently, Wheelchairs 4 Kids gave Lazarus a top of the line, customized gait trainer.  It will strengthen his leg and core muscles and aid in the hope that one day Lazarus will be able to walk on his own.

Watch the video of Lazarus as he tries his new gait trainer for the first time. He was a little tentative then, but his mom, Jessica, recently sent an email stating, “Lazarus is getting used to his gait trainer. He had a really good day in it this past Wednesday. Once again, we really appreciate you and all of your help”.

Wheelchairs 4 Kids would like to thank Custom Mobility in Largo, Florida for the tremendous discount they provided.  “Custom Mobility has worked with us on several occasions.  We couldn’t do what we do without the help of the manufacturers and distributors who have been so kind”, stated Madeline Robinson, executive director of Wheelchairs 4 Kids.

We hope that Lazarus goes a long way in his new gait trainer!

                 

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