A Giant Step Towards Independence ( Rossi Gets Some Wheels )

Today, Ross got some new wheels! After he declared that he was ready to get back behind the wheel, we began a lengthy search for a vehicle. Ross decided that he didn’t want to have to transfer into a car, then disassemble his wheelchair and pull it over him and into the passenger seat, so that left us with only one option: a vehicle equipped with an automatic ramp. Now, call me too image conscious, but I couldn’t see my big brother driving around in a mini van, so we searched for cooler options. Finally, I came across www.aeromobility.com, which sells modified Honda Elements. The Element has suicide doors that are perfect, as the opening is nice and wide. The entire floor of the car is gutted out, lowered, and flattened out, so a chair may enter and maneuver easily inside. Well, instead of trying to explain in words how it works, check out this video instead! Ross seems really excited to gain some independence back – now he can get to the gym, Project Walk, and enzo racing when he pleases. Thank you to everyone who has helped us, help Ross. Words can’t explain how great I felt watching him check out his new “ride.”

– Donn