Granting this Fairy a Christmas wish!
This little Fairy’s name is Avalon, she is four years old and has Cerebral Palsy which affects movement in her limbs and body. She lives at home with her mum and dad and goes to pre-school two days a week.
Avalon uses a a wheelchair to mobilise in the community and home. When it comes to a suitable seat she currently relies on a regular high chair which is insufficient in supporting her posture and positioning and does not help facilitate her participation in activities of daily living.
Avalon’s sitting posture and ability to use her hands significantly impacts on her participation in everyday age appropriate activities such as drawing, painting, using the iPad, learning to feed herself with a spoon, communicating and socialising with her family and friends.
JMF is granting Avalon a Jenx Junior Hi-Lo Chair which provides support and the perfect positioning to facilitate an active posture to participate in table top activities. Avalon can use t at the dinner table for mealtimes and at the kitchen bench to engage in meal prep and cooking activities with her parents.
The chair will provide the opportunity to support Avalon with standing transfers as her physical abilities progress, promoting more independence with her mobility.
Avalon’s family plan to use the chair when on holidays or out to restaurants to provide the opportunity for her to sit at a table in a restaurant independently.
JMF hopes it arrives in time for Avalon to be able to enjoy Christmas breakfast, lunch and dinner at the table comfortably with her family.