The Gift of a Stroller

One of the things we like to do on the blog is to share with you stories that parents have given us about their child whose life has been tangibly influenced by UCP-OC. Here is one of those stories..

What a difference a stroller can make in a person’s life! When Jeremy and his family applied to get a much needed new stroller, Regional Center gave them a wheelchair. A stroller is a collapsible, portable, light weight wheelchair that allows an individual to participate in walks, hikes and even runs! Since, the Bacon family does not own a wheelchair-friendly car they were unable to make use of the chair. A wheelchair is very difficult to transport, especially for an active young man.

Through the aid of the Bellows grant, United Cerebral Palsy was able to provide Jeremy with a brand new stroller. The gift got to the family at the perfect time, the day before Jeremy’s graduation at Orange Coast Community College.  Without the new stroller, Jeremy would have had to roll across the stage in his old stroller, one he had out grown by two feet! Not only did Jeremy use the stroller provided at graduation, but he continues to use it daily. He especially enjoys riding around the pier and the park. Thanks to the help of UCP-OC, Jeremy will be able to use this gift for many years to come!

If you have a story you would like to share please email it to Elizabeth, ewylie@ucp-oc.org.

Written by: Ellie

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