Wheels…and Maybe New Wheels?!

Michael Lanctot - Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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.”