Posted: 02/04/2014 at 22:49
Clari you have just made my blood boil, It's been nearly thirty years since my mother died and I would never be so rude as to be disrespectful to anyone in a wheel chair.
What has happened to you was just so preventable.
Very different circumstances but she was wheel chair bound not through a car accident but through illness. Her speech began to fail before finally she could only communicate by actions. Even now I get so angry if people speak to the person pushing a wheel chair, like the person in the chair doesn't exist or people can be really patronising, I can't get my head around that.
I have fond memories of being allowed to play on my mothers wheel chair.
One game was an obstacle course, if we were good she would let us play the game which was to get from the front door to the back in the quickest time but time points were added if you knocked a wall or door which had to be opened whilst you were sitting down in the wheeel chair. To make it harder there would be obstacles put in the way and if your feet touched the floor that incurred more time points.
I remember popping mothers tyres when unsupervised we put drawing pins down as the obstacle .