traveling well maybe but not yet

Traveling is something I aspire to, yet something holds me back!

I would be lying on some level if I’d said that I didn’t have a phobia about parts of my chair being lost by airlines, and then what? Those hospital one fits all chairs wouldn’t work for me, in fact the BEAST of a chair I use now is a custom mould of my body for its seating, works like a dream but can only be taken apart in a certain very small way unlike most chairs the seating does not come off and I have this vision of an airline assuming this is possible and thus damaging my chair.

I have no idea why this is on my mind okay it’s cold, snowy, and I am dreaming of a warmer climate but there’s no trips in the works as of yet! Thank you to the dear friend in the offline world who linked to this blog on her facebook means a lot.

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Laura Forde founded her blog through my eyes: my life with cerebral palsy in December 2009 out of a great need she had, realizing that there was a vast gap in firsthand accounts of what life was like living with Cerebral Palsy: she knew then that the only way to see this reflected online was to create the change herself and thus this blog was born Laura was born four months premature, weighing a mere one pound three ounces and given ten percent odds for survival. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three. After graduating from college, she continued writing and doing what she loves to do most; speaking to groups about her life experiences and sharing what she has learned from her journey. Her blog lifeofthedifferentlyabled was created after discovering that the online community lacked the voice of people in her situation. In its first year, the site saw over 20,000 hits from all over the world. Her readers are from all walks of life; some with disabilities, parents of children, professionals, and others who seek to gain a better understanding of the world of the differently abled. You can follow her on Twitter or Facebook
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One Response to traveling well maybe but not yet

  1. Adelaide Dupont says:

    That’s what does happen!

    In some nations, they could well take your chair for scrap metal or such.

    And Kurt Fearnley, Australian Paralympian: when he was on the Kokoda Track (Papua New Guinea) he had his chair … well, not taken apart, but it wasn’t on the plane with him.

    Good for having a custom chair.

    I think many airlines have a special needs form which you fill in. Certainly the bigger ones do.

    Now, back in 2002, or thereabouts, there were some really good travelling sites which filled the appetite.

    Maybe there are some air people reading blogs like these and thinking, “How can we make ourselves more accessible to you?” Or put it on a feedback form, for example, your top 10 concerns.

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