Finlay’s New Wheels!

Written by Emma on 25th July 2014

Staff at the Children Today office were delighted when we recently had a visit from seven year old Finlay who wanted to demonstrate his new powered wheelchair. Thanks to the Morgan Foundation who generously funded this very specialised chair, Finlay, who has cerebral palsy, is enjoying a more independent lifestyle.

Finlay’s parents told us: “Finlay thinks his new wheels are fantastic. The powerchair allows Finlay to move around school and in the community independently. As a parent you want to watch your child grow and become more independent and the powerchair gives him the mobility that he needs. He can now make his own decisions about where he wants to be without having to rely on someone else to take him there. We are very grateful for the support given to Finlay by Children Today and the Morgan Foundation.”

The Etac Balder XP Junior Powerchair is specially designed to adapt and grow with its owner. This is a very sturdy junior electrically powered wheelchair which is able to withstand the demands of even the most adventurous young explorer.

This was demonstrated by Finlay as he zipped around our very bumpy car park on his recent visit, his mum and dad couldn’t keep up with him!