About two months ago I went to a power chair eval to start the process in getting a new power chair for me. The coolest things about the F-5 power chair is that it can stand up and lay back so I can rest my back and I can sit in it and raise myself eye level to other people standing. The guy who was giving my parents information about the chair said that it could tip over if I drive on an angled surface while it's in standing mode. I think that I am going to have a little trouble driving it because it is front wheel drive. Although, I was driving it pretty well inside the building. Another thing that is really cool is that I will be able to be a little more independent and not have to rely on someone to help me get in the stander, I can just stand whenever I want all day. One of the problems about getting that chair is that it wouldn't fit in my mom's car, we would have to buy a van and my mom absolutely dislikes the look of a vans. It also weighs 450 pounds, 100 pounds heavier than the chair I'm in now! I really hope that I don't run over a foot when I have it, that would hurt!
P. S. This is the first blog I did on my new surface using the eye gazing! It took me just a hour and a half to write this blog with my eyes instead of my knuckles! This is definitely a lot faster than the usual 4 hrs.
My name is Cameron Broyles, I'm 16 years old and I started my blog 5 years ago when I was 11. I have paraplegic cerebral palsy and cannot communicate in a traditional fashion. I am home-schooled now but I used to go to main stream public school. My love of exploring first began with going on field trips to learn about history. I play power soccer and it's become my sport of choice! I am originally from Texas but now I live in Colorado and LOVE it! I love to travel and explore but the majority of times it is much more difficult than the average person. I want this blog to not only be my mouthpiece for my friends and family but also give some ideas and maybe light a spark for other people with disabilities to get out and explore life! I was first coerced into starting a blog from my mom and dad and I have to admit that sometimes it's not my favorite thing to do but what I love most about having a blog for these past 5 years is that it's a daily reminder of all my blessings from God and how grateful and thankful I am for everything I have in my life.