with Helen Khouri at the home of Alan & Mary McAllen
It was a
very wet afternoon in Hamilton but a goodly number of polios braved the
rain to attend this meeting about wheelchairs.
talked to us about the importance of understanding how using a
wheelchair can conserve our energy, even if we only use it for half the
day or on days when our stamina is low.
She laid out
the criteria of funding and the requirements that a funded wheelchair
is needed to assist in daily living and mobility inside the house and
as far as the letter box. Also priority is placed on needing a
wheelchair for employment or if the person is a student.
wheelchairs (self propelled or electric etc) were discussed and the
usual problem of wheelchairs tearing up the carpet were talked about
during the question time.
We related well to Helen and
she even got to hand the cups of tea and coffee and lovely Christmas
refreshment around. She was one of the few abled bodied and had a
Thank you Alan and Mary for
hosting this meeting in your lovely home by the Waikato River amongst
the wet trees.