Aidan has gotten to be 50 slippery pounds to lift in and out of the tub. We ordered a bath chair this year that would lift and lower him into the tub. Our health insurance denied the charge saying it was a “convenience item.” Convenience? As in more convenient NOT to bathe him or, perhaps, more convenient to be the person on the phone who doesn’t have to bath him? A friend of mine, who tries to be a modern day McGyver, was a bit too excited to rig up some cool Tarzan gizmo. Alas, MaineCare saves the day. They also come through for Aidan’s back and leg braces which can cost more than $4000 per year. These are the kinds of things that can cripple a family raising a child with a disability. So, feel free to complain about your taxes all you want but be comforted that some of them are going to the right place.