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Monday, January 28, 2008

Weeeeeee!


Do you think she has fun at school?

Both pictures are of Ellie and L in a toboggan made by the adaptive equipment studio at Ellie's school. To call it the adaptive equipment studio however is like calling Willie Wonka's chocolate factory the candy store. Molly who runs the studio is very much like Willie Wonka in that she is a creative genius who is also an OT and I think she has a fine artist background too. Either way she and her band of expert craftspeople make all sorts of things so that the kids can experience things they wouldn't be able to otherwise. The seats of the toboggan are made of tri-wall cardboard and painted by volunteers. Amazing stuff!

8 comments:

Casdok said...

Wow! Looks great fun!!

Emma said...

I want a Molly. Or, failing that, I want a go in that thing. Think they could make one big enough for a 20 something?!

Jim said...

My wife's daughter has cerebral palsy and today, she is 26 years old. My wife have told me stories about their trips to hospitals and therapies years ago. Today's therapies are not the same as it was 14 to 19 years ago.

They make it more fun nowadays which is a good thing. :)

Melissa said...

Wow Ellie!! That looks like sooo much fun!!

BusyLizzyMom said...

Ellie's school looks like so much fun. They really seem to do so much for her and I am sure she has lots of fun.

Tiffany and Jason said...

Ellie looks just fantastic having a marvelous time exploring the world. What a great school. I love that go-cart she's in. We miss you all.

Lisa said...

I love this picture of Ellie!

Anonymous said...

cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I wish that the machine is for free!!!!!!!!!!!!