Erin’s Big Trip

Steve Reporting…

This afternoon while I was at work, Erin made a trip on her own.  She walked down the steps to the garage, pulled her chair down, and went to Rite Aid on her own.  The store is at least a half mile from our house and she shuffled there on her own in her wheelchair.  She said that at least three people offered to help push her while she was on the way to the store, but she turned them down.  She wanted to make the trip on her own.  She estimates that it took her nearly an hour for each leg of the journey… a trip which normally would have taken someone about 10 minutes to walk.  She is pretty exhausted this evening but seems exhilarated by her expedition.

6 thoughts on “Erin’s Big Trip

  1. Barbara Chase January 28, 2013 at 19:52 Reply

    That is a big trip. I guess the weather has changed from cold and wet. Erin is pretty amazing. Congratulations!

  2. Katie Zeliger January 28, 2013 at 20:51 Reply

    Congrats, Erin! You are an inspiration. Love to you fellow Glioma girl.

  3. bcwgolf January 28, 2013 at 21:27 Reply

    Steve, Clark says that you need to put a Please Return necklace on Erin!
    She is pretty gutty.
    Next thing she’ll be traveling on the shoulder of Hwy 113 to visit your parents in Woodland.

  4. Joan January 28, 2013 at 21:59 Reply

    Erin, this must have given you a wonderful sense of freedom and independence that you haven’t had for a long time! Congratulations on your adventure. Aunt Joan

  5. Chuck January 28, 2013 at 22:05 Reply

    You go girl, yes you keep going!

  6. Patricia zavadil January 29, 2013 at 17:51 Reply

    What a courageous journey! One of many you have embarked on, Erin. I am humbled. Patricia

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