The bike is a Freedom Concept and one of the things I love about it is that it has a locking mechanism so that the handlebars don't move and I can steer her from behind, so at this point she only has to focus on pedaling...which of course is great therapy for her. Shannon took her out for a test drive and clearly she loves it too!
I can't wait for Alex and Zach's first ride around the neighborhood together!
Back in May I had posted about being devastated about the explosion at the Hyperbaric Facility in Florida that we took Alex to. Besides the hope the facility brought us, it was the only place I've been able to find that will treat for neurological purposes. A few weeks ago at my Mom's support group, one of my friends at dinner was telling me about a family she knew that had just come back from a facility in North Carolina. I did some research and found Metro Hyperbarics. I called and got some information and then received a few e-mails from the woman who operates the facility. Turns out she has a daughter like Alex and after being treated in Florida and seeing the great results in her daughter, they opened a facility in their home town. It's run by a doctor who is not only trained in HBOT but specializes in pediatrics. The facility looks amazing and so much more technologically advanced than the one in Florida. I can't tell you how excited I am to have found this place - I want to pack up and leave today! The fact that the facility is only four hours away is such a huge plus since travelling with Alex on a plane with all of the "stuff" that accompanies her is no easy task. I always had to ship things weeks in advance to Florida because there was just no way to bring it all on the plane. With Zach starting kindergarten it's going to be pretty much impossible to go anytime soon since we have to be there for two weeks straight, plus I still want to do more research, but I'm thrilled there's a new possibility!