John receives a shower chair from Wheelchairs 4 Kids




John is an adventurous 11-year-old who was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at the age of 8. He is confined to a power-wheelchair but still refuses to be imprisoned by disability and enjoys the vibrancy of outdoor activities. He loves the serenity of fishing. He also feels refreshed and invigorated after a day of swimming. When outdoor excitement rouses hunger’s call, John loves a salad followed by Italian pasta or zesty barbecue. A meal might be accompanied by his favorite music, pop or country. In fact, John is at heart a southern country boy. I wonder…can wheelchairs have fat tires and mud flaps? That would be the stuff of country dreams for a boy like John!

Wheelchairs 4 Kids recently provided John with a shower chair.    John’s mom, Karin, had to transfer him into and out of the shower. She eventually developed a sore back and lifting became more difficult. The new specialized shower chair has really helped John and his mom.

“My back will be happy now, and showering John will be safe. Thanks a million!” said Karin.