The Biggest Decisions a Kid Makes When They Get a New Chair

A Red/Green/Violet color wheel

A Red/Green/Violet color wheel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was recently going through my RSS feed and came across a blogger whose child just got their new chair and I have to say I love getting new wheels. The biggest challenge for most chair users is deciding on the colour of their next chair. When I was little the chair colour came down to my favourite colour at the moment.

With age that choice changed to what wouldn’t be boring but still convey a professional tone. On the job front they say first impression is everything and I wanted to make sure my chair didn’t send the wrong message. My latest frame made this choice easy, the type of metal used didn’t allow at the time for paint to stick thus, my chair is raw and silver in colour but I love it.


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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 The Biggest Decisions a Kid Makes When They Get a New Chair

  1. Danielle says:

    I never thought of wheels as something that would make an impression, mainly because I hope that people would look at me first as a person and not a person with a disability.

    Also, when picking the colors for my newest wheelchair, I didn’t want to use my favorite color (purple), because I was a little scared I might get sick of the color faster…they also asked me if I wanted the small wheels in the front to flash as I was rolling, and I said no because I was scared that it would annoy me fast and I wouldn’t be able to do anything about it lol.

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