Friday, December 20, 2013

On Thursday, the most interesting part of the training was when the assessors and technicians actually took the wheelchairs out and experienced for themselves what it is like to be in a wheelchair, how hard it is to get around on bumpy terrain, how hard it is to get a wheelchair up a ramp and how frightening it is to go downstairs and upstairs in a wheelchair. That was a real eye opener for them. Some of those being trained have Diabetes, Ana Ika for one. They all said that they will do anything to stay out of a wheelchair. Hopefully it will help them to change their diets and to exercise more.