Archive for June, 2018

An adventure with the power chair

June 10th, 2018

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For some time now, my daughter Miranda has been hungering for more independence. She is 13, and at this age, her friends have all started going places and doing things without parents in tow. However, due to the frustrating limits caused by fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP), this has been more difficult for Miranda... With fused shoulders, elbows, and her entire left leg, her walking endurance is minimal and she has had to use a manual wheelchair for anything other than traveling a short distance. The manual chair is limiting and doesn't give much freedom, though is better than nothing. However, ...