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Discussion Boardthrow it... was posted 08/02/2004 01:23 am by sharolyn
We went to a 4th of July party that my sis really enjoyed. It was nice for
her to get out, even though she was in a wheel chair and all, and had just
gotten out of the hospital that monday. AND, two weeks ago, she went to one
of her collegues homes, and sat in the living room while all the teachers she
works with dropped by food and stuff. (She is in education, works at one
elementary and a middle school - teachers are unbelievable in their support
of a sick collegue, unbelievable...) It was a nice way for her to visit with
everyone, without actually having to 'entertain' at her own home, and when
she was tired, she left. So even at the end, they do still enjoy 'parties'.
BUT, i would ask, and I would figure out a way for him to go that preserves
his energy (wheel chair, etc.) It doesnt make a lot of sense to use up all
the energy getting to the party, and then being miserable for it. I know we
figured out this one really to late. But once we figured out use the dang
wheel chair and save the energy for the important things, well...we did
DisneyWorld and she had a blast!! This was about 6 weeks ago! And that was
the visit she rode Rockin Roller Coaster. The goal is to help them enjoy
life as normal as possible, and a birthday party is a pretty normal event!!
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