Darling Catalina

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Catalina still waits to own a proper wheelchair. No paraplegic should have to use such an old style wheelchair but this is her reality. Watching her wheel herself around in this old hospital wheelchair is a reminder of how things have changed for paraplegics since the 1970’s. Her transfers are a challenge, wheeling is a challenge and to keep her heavy wheelchair just a little lighter she removes the legs rests but that causes its own problems. To keep her legs from flopping and banging around against the wheelchair she has a unqiue way of wrapping her feet into the frame to keep her legs from hitting the sides of the chair. Watching our darling young Catalina will show you what a paraplegics world was like before 1975.

 

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