Christopher is able to navigate the home and community environment with his power wheelchair, but he is a full lift transfer in and out of the chair. Once on the floor, Christopher can scoot on his knees for short distances and pivot. His parents built the home to accommodate most of Christopher’s needs, however, the current shower has a steep 12-inch incline and is too small which prohibits the use of a roll-in shower chair. Currently, Dad must lift Christopher out of his wheelchair and lift him over the ramp and lower him onto the shower floor. Christopher then pivots on his knees to face the shower wall and Dad then lifts him onto the built-in bench in the shower. Due to Christopher’s weight of 180 pounds, mom is not able to perform this transfer and it is becoming increasingly difficult and unsafe for Dad to do it as well.

  • Diagnosis: Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy & Epilepsy
  • Project Value: $15,000

BEFORE:

Project Needs

  • Retrofit Christopher’s bathroom with a zero-entry shower that is large enough so a mobile shower chair can be utilized

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