On Mobility: First Wheels and Jetpacks

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  1. Shivaun says:

    Dear Mary Evelyn,
    Warm greetings from Palm Desert, California.

    I am besotted by that boy of yours! He is spectacular. After reading this post & video I was led to two more on You Tube & watched them, too. All excellent.

    I hope you are preparing a program/course/talk for the American Library Association–the local chapter in your area and the national arm.

    Perhaps a video (and future memoir) on Books & Mobility for an audience that loves to read.

    Wishing you all the best. Great job.

    And, Heather, thanks for yesterday’s amazing post & for sharing this story.

    Love, Shivaun

    • I love this idea Shivaun! I hadn’t even considered speaking about this with ALA but I think it would most certainly be helpful There are a lot of books featuring characters with disabilities but, unfortunately, there are not a lot of GOOD books featuring characters with disabilities. Now you’ve got my wheels a-turning <– no pun intended 🙂

  2. Kerith Stull says:

    Getting kids moving is so important, for them and for us! I just following Simeon! He’s such a cutie!

  3. Oh, how I wish I would have known all of this when Kyle was a toddler! I carried him for 2 1/2 years before he was able to take those first steps with assistance. I remember sitting him up in the living room and if it wasn’t for me moving him, he would be stuck in the very spot I placed him. I didn’t realize, then, how his limited mobility affected his cognitive development. I am glad Kyle is moving now and I am very glad that Simeon gets to explore, explore, explore!

    • I know we all just make the best decisions we’re capable of at the time and that’s why I feel like sharing our stories is so important – to help others make this hard decision. I’m so glad you’re seeing progress with your son!

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