A scooter for Ingrid
Posted 16 July 2019 in Stories
Ingrid’s mum, Esther, tells us about her experience with Remap.
I got in touch with Remap when my daughter was getting too big for a pushchair but was struggling to walk longer distances. During growth spurts when her legs hurt more, or at times we would end up carrying her in our arms or on our shoulders, which was tiring — and rubbish in bad weather.
We hoped for a solution which would enable her to keep up with her friends and give her confidence plus a chance to rest.
Our Remap volunteer was very helpful and knowledgeable. He made an attachment for her scooter which has a seat for Ingrid to sit on and a handle for us to push and steer. It’s detachable, so she can scoot when she feels able to and sit down when she’s tired and needs a push.
Ingrid’s scooter helps with getting to preschool and back and it gives her a chance to go on a scooter when her sister goes on hers. The best thing about it is Ingrid’s happiness and being able to push her home when needed.
We are looking forward to Ingrid gaining confidence on the scooter and maybe not needing the seat eventually.
Don’t be shy if you’re thinking about getting in touch with Remap!
Would your child benefit from a scooter like Ingrid’s? Contact us!