to Yamba's Calypso Holiday Park, to meet Karen.
We were a little bit nervous when we walked into the office.
But, as soon as we said 'Hello', it seemed that everyone there knew us.
They all smiled and then, Karen was standing next to me.
She didn't want any thanks. She didn't want us to make a fuss.
She just wanted to help me, a little boy with cerebral palsy,
to have a better chance at learning to sit and crawl and move.
Karen said she didn't need us to write a 'thank you' on my web...
but, we really wanted to!
We've seen such an improvement in my movement, since I got the theratogs suit.
Mum has wanted me to have a try in one of them for a while now,
but the closest one to us is in Sydney!
Karen told us there are four beach wheelchairs in the Yamba area!
(Yamba, Iluka, Broomshead and Wooli) They cost $5000 each!
The Lower Clarence Quota clubs helped with the purchasing of them.
$5000 is so much money, but it is so amazing that people with disabilities
can go for a 'walk' along the beach, and 'swim' in the waves!
If you have a disability, and you are in the area,
go to the Calypso Holiday Park and ask them about the beach wheelchair!
Karen bought the beach wheelchair around to us, and they all strapped me in.
I was a little bit too small, but it was still very cool!
We didn't care!
We had fun!
We went into the waves
and on the sand!
A lot of people looked at us,
as we got to the beach. I think they were surprised to see a wheelchair on the beach, and I think they were surprised by how small I was...
I have never been pushed on the beach before, because it is too hard to get the pram on the beach! This was my very first time to be pushed along the beach. It was my very first time to be pushed in the waves.
Thank you so much - to the Lower Clarence Quota Clubs, who purchased these beach wheelchairs, for people with disabilities... for people like me.
And, thank you Karen...
for being so generous and loving.
It was lovely meeting you and we appreciate everything you have done!