Monday, September 12, 2016

Miracle on Wheels...

After months and months and millions of prayers--- a miracle happened.

Let me back up.  Back in January this year we had another insurance switch.  Also, at that same time I was questioning whether or not Bridgers stroller/wheelchair was the right fit for him.  He hated to be in it, and at times would only last 5 minutes.  I met with multiple agencies trying everything in my power to find a way to get him a new wheelchair, one that was low to the ground, one he could push, one that would be comfortable and also one that would help push him to have more core and neck control.  After running into countless dead ends, I finally threw in the towel and decided I would fight the fight in another year or so.

Well----fast forward to July of this year.  I took Bridger up to Shriners and while there we met with a NEW employee working in the wheelchair department.  He instantly was my favorite, from the way he communicated with Bridger, his genuine interest in his health issues, and his concern for making sure Bridger has the best seating possible.  

During this appointment he proclaimed- "I will create a new chair for him with all the bells and whistles you want."  I could have just hugged that man!  I wasn't expecting this at all, so I was beyond surprised and excited.  It just confirmed to me that our prayers are heard and answered --- in due time, in his own way.

It took just a couple weeks for Shriners to work their magic and then we headed back up to pick it up.
Brecken tagged along with me to help me.  I was amazed at how well Breck handled things- from catching Bridgers puke on the car ride multiple times, to helping pack luggage to and from our room, entertained Bridger while we were in all the waiting rooms, and so much more.  Plus, I loved spending time with him.  He is at such a great age and so fun to be around.  We had some great conversations.

The last few trips north we have been staying at the Ronald McDonald house.  It is such an amazing place and I'm so glad I finally gave it a shot.  We feel so blessed to have that place so close to both hospitals.  It makes our appointments so much more doable knowing we can stay close by and not have to get up and leave by 4 a.m.

This trip in particular when we checked into our room we found the cutest gift awaiting us:
This bag chucked full of awesome goods:
FINALLY--- the moment we had been praying and awaiting.   (Notice Bridger looking up?)  There guys right here are our miracle workers:
And just like that, Bridger aged 5 years!   This day was SO much fun taking him around in his new wheels-- watching him figure out how to push the wheels by himself made my heart burst with joy!  It didn't take him long at all to start experimenting with pushing himself.

And judging that smile---- he is very happy about his new wheels, too!


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