Trip, The Stunt Man

Trip, The Stunt Man

Thanks to your generosity, mobility aids at TVCC help kids express themselves!

Kirston loves spending time watching her children ride their bikes in front of their home. The wind in their hair, sun on their faces and sounds of laughter echo in the warm summer air.

Zooming alongside them is her youngest, Trip, AKA “The Stunt Man.”

Trip has cerebral palsy, which means he participates in activities with lots of support from mobility aids like supported seating, wheelchairs and standing devices.

Trip using the Explorer Mini
Trip using the Explorer Mini device

He’s able to zip along after his siblings (or over their toes) in an Explorer Mini, a special device made available thanks to your support!

“We had been wanting to try an Explorer Mini for a very long time but trying to get one in our rural community was challenging.”

Imagine Kirston’s surprise when she walked into TVCC for Trip’s first seating appointment and saw an Explorer Mini! “I immediately asked if we could try it.”

The independence she saw in that moment was amazing: “Seeing that autonomous movement, his curiosity spark, and that little smirk on his face… I was fighting back tears. Those are things you never know if you’ll see your kid do.”

That experience is possible because of donors like you! Access to the Explorer Mini at TVCC is 100% donor funded.

Your generosity helps TVCC provide families like Trip’s with new opportunities. From experimenting with new devices like the Explorer Mini, to getting customized devices that express their personality and help them achieve their goals.

TVCC loves to show off each child’s personality, like Trip’s playful attitude: “They put a little lightning bolt on the side of his custom chair. Those little extra touches feel so nice.”

Fun customization isn’t just a cherry-on-top, but also an important acknowledgement of who Trip is.

Your support helps TVCC to recognize and enable each client’s unique goals. Devices to help Trip swim are coming next.

Thank you for your life-changing gifts! Read more on how your donations support kids like Trip in our most recent newsletter.

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