Freedom to go her own ways
Now, after only a few weeks with her new walker, Paloma is choosing her own ways – because she can. As she goes for a walk, her curiosity draws her towards a particular room where a group of children are playing ball. Paloma is clearly drawn by their voices and laughter, and as soon as she has found the source, she effortlessly approaches and looks intently at the children playing.
It is new for Paloma to be free to decide in which direction to move. Before, her participation in activities were limited as she was getting around by crawling. Her only alternative was to get around in a wheelchair, aided by caretakers or her parents – not being able to decide for herself where to go. With her new paediatric walker with wheels, Paloma can seek her own path independently of helpers. She just needs assistance getting into her walker, and off she goes.