Saturday, January 8, 2011

Another First!!!!

We have been working with the PT clinic at TCH to find some good options for Sara to ride a bike.  They have located a tricycle that she can pedal with her hands, and that is in the works to get.  But they also think it would be good for her to have just a normal pedal bike.  Although with her legs, we weren't sure if she'd be able to move it at all.  Of course, we were not to be defeated and her therapist found a way to make it possible for Sara to ride a bike.

She has these neat little attachment pieces that hook on to the pedals.  Then she can use her entire foot to pedal, plus they have straps to keep her feet attached to the pedals.  So this makes it possible because Sara can use her strong leg to do most of the work, and use her weak leg when she feels strong enough.

I almost cried while shooting this video.  Sara's first bike ride EVER!!!!  And yes, the therapist is helping, but Sara is doing about 90% of the work to move the bike.

Guess I know what to get her for her birthday now!!  Hopefully I can find a bike to meet all the requirements that it has to have in time!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness, Julie!! I nearly cried when I saw this - what a wonderful accomplishment for Sara! I can imagine how proud you are of her! Congratulations to Sara (and YOU!!) and I hope the progress continues.