Hooray for 12-year-old Arianna! She received her new Adaptive Star Axiom Lassen Mobility Push Chair! Arianna is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. She also suffered from a lack of oxygen which caused severe brain damage. These complications have made her life difficult. Her cognitive acuity is equivalent to an infant. Arianna also cannot communicate. Furthermore, she eats using a g-tube. Arianna has more trials, but she is a brave girl who is not alone.
Arianna’s nickname is Ari and her best friend is her mom, who works day and night to ensure her daughter is comfortable. The mom soothes Arianna by reading to her books and bedtime stories. The little girl enjoys playing with toys that have music or lights. She also enjoys doing art projects. Her happiness is possible because of the mom’s unyielding dedication. Their bond is reflected by mom’s sometimes weary eyes and always gentle smile.
The adaptive stroller has already made transportation easier for the mom. “I am now able to take Arianna with me without having to have someone with me to help load and unload the wheelchair,” said mom. The stroller fits Arianna so much better than her wheelchair that she had outgrown. We are so happy for Arianna!