Approximately 5.5 Million people use a wheelchair in the United States. Let's raise awareness for those littles who need the help of a wheelchair to be mobile. “Inclusion works to the advantage of everyone. We all have things to learn and we all have something to teach.” —Helen Henderson
The last, most precious photo shown, was taken by the model's Mom, IG account: @cristen.moll. We asked Cristen to share a little bit about her daughter, Norah's, journey with us.
"Norah, 2, was born with Spina Bifida and Caudal Regression Syndrome. These diagnosis’ combined resulted in a large part of lower body paralysis, along with a multitude of other symptoms. And although she’s been through several surgeries, hospitalizations, tests, therapies, Norah shines brighter and brighter each day. Her smile and laugh will undoubtably lift up a room. Her determination is unparalleled. She is everything we never knew we needed. So here’s a glimpse of her hot pink wheels, her hot pink sunglasses, and her high-ponytail attitude. Her sweet personality is infectious and envelops every person she meets. We have no doubt that she will continue to rock her wheels every day and become a true “roll” model for others."
Wheelchair inclusion tips from TheUpBeat.com:
-Whenever possible, put yourself at eye level to facilitate conversation by sitting in a chair or crouching down.
-Do not speak loudly and/or slowly to an individual using a wheelchair unless you know that doing so is necessary to communicate.
-Always ask permission before pushing somebody’s wheelchair.
-Make conversation with students when you push their wheelchairs, just as you would if you were walking with a student who does not use a wheelchair.
-Always let the individual try–never assume they can’t do something.
-Work with the individual to adapt to their abilities
-Create new rules if you recognize a limitation (ie: if a child cannot bounce a ball, allow them to instead have to touch their wheels before having to pass the ball).
Please choose the color for the 'roll' letters at check-out.
These have recycled felt added to them, wash at your own risk-- it can pill under certain washing conditions.
Photos by the talented
Chelsea Mueller Photography
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