Wheels…and Maybe New Wheels?!

Her motorized wheelchair can become a getaway car on occasion! “She loves to drive around the neighborhood and run the nurse ragged trying to keep up with her,” Mike laughs. “I’ll jump on my skateboard to go looking and find them almost out on the highway where she is doing her best to control her own adventure.” A big wheeled beach chair customized by her Papa Lou to hold her equipment got her right into the Jersey shore sand and a converted shower chair – with added frame and makeshift wheels – put her into the swimming pool at the Newtown Athletic Club. But the wheels that will make all the difference right now are the ones that come on a new wheel-chair accessible, handicapped-ready van, the kind of vehicle that makes life possible for Caroline. “Our old one has broken down so often,” Mike reports. “We really need a new one. We just can’t afford to break down on the road with Caroline anymore.”  Learn More

Sundays at Sandy’s

Both sisters have become hooked on watching reruns of TV’s Cheers. “I found it on Netflix and they love it,” Mike says. On Sundays, Mike, Jodi, Jillian and Caroline can often be found at Sandy’s Beef and Ale House not far from their home in Yardley. “It’s a little dive that has been around forever with all the locals. Everybody waves and yells when we come in. Caroline is just like Norm from Cheers. I ask her, ‘Is this place your Cheers?’ She always says, ‘Yes. Yes.’”  Learn More

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