Elijah’s Story


September 2014-Elijah desperately needed a wheelchair accessible ramp for his home. His grandmother has been carrying him up and down unsafe stairs. This was very precarious when Elijah needed to go to doctors’ appointments. Wheelchairs 4 Kids along with the help of Joe Goldsmith Construction helped Elijah get the accessibly he needed so that he could have both safe transfers in and out of his home and more opportunities for fun outings within the community!

Elijah is 7 years old and sadly his life began with a stroke. Now, he has a lifelong battle with spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy. Elijah cannot walk, sit up or hold his head upright. His only source of nourishment is with a g-tube. Although Elijah has many difficult challenges he still finds ways to have fun and enjoy life!

Elijah is a fan of the Disney Channel. He especially becomes excited when watching the shows “Good Luck Charlie” and “Jessie.”  Reading is another of Elijah’s favorite activities and “Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You see?” is his favorite story! Elijah and his grandmother do many of these things together as they are the best of friends!