"Go see how beautiful it is"
My children are undoubtedly the most important part of my life, but I was missing expressing my creativity and satisfying my curiosity, I needed fresh air and movement – so I set off on some trips.
Frustration was everywhere. We would drive to the end of the accessible path and my family would continue from there without me. “Go see how beautiful it is” I would say to them, while I stayed behind, trying to imagine what they were seeing and experiencing together…
Then I bought a motor for my wheelchair and set off on a little trip on a farm path. The wheelchair almost broke. We finished the trip exhausted and relieved at not having had to call out a rescue team. That period of time, when I did not yet own a suitable wheelchair, like the “Hippocampe” wheelchair, seemed to go on forever.
Ever since I found a solution in “Vipamat”, I have not let up. Once a week I set out to explore and rediscover the beauty of flowers in bloom, fresh running water and stunning views. My weekly trips are days full of experiences and learning, days of happiness and sanity.