This week we are considering ordering a new walker for Ben because the one he has is too advanced for him. His school and private physical therapists are concerned that the pressure he is placing on his shoulders will cause serious side effects in the future. Ben also walks in a crouched position using this Kaye walker and his endurance is very low.
The problem is that insurance will only pay for a new walker every three years. The decision made last February was a poor one. I have learned from this mistake - ask questions and get more people involved in the process before ordering an expensive piece of equipment.
In an effort to outline all our options, I spoke with one of the representatives from the company who ordered the walker and she introduced me to an incredible organization: Suzie's Closet
I think I have mentioned before how amazed I am when parents raising special needs children start an agency or organization, write a book or open a business to help other children and families in similar situations. Suzie's Closet was started by a nine year-old girl. Suzie found the strength, energy and courage to start this wonderful organization that loans out used equipment like walkers and wheelchairs to kids who need them.
Check it out - the story will warm your heart.