|Mitchell being strapped in|
I'll let Gilda tell the story "About 35 people attended the launch including people with mobility issues, families and service providers. People who would normally not be able to enjoy the bush had the opportunity to have that experience using the TrailRider.
The best thing that happened on the day was a family who just happened to be visiting the area with their 11 year old son who uses a wheelchair, came over to have a chat about this ‘strange wheelchair’. What a great opportunity to take a young boy out for a 1 klm walk around the park. His Mum and big brother and some “sherpa’s” loaded him into the TrailRider and off we went.
|"Look Ma, we can do steps"|
Of all the many TrailRider moments I have witnessed this was the most joyful, the most heart-warming.
To see a family that thought they would never hike together again realise that they could. A 12 year old rider makes the sherpa's job easier too.
Have they been back I wonder?