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Determined Parents builds 7-month-old daughter’s wheelchair following online tutorial

People seem to turn into superheroes when they become parents.

Suddenly the impossible becomes possible and you live each day achieving things you had no idea you could do. This is especially true when your child is injured, or has special needs. You just…make it work.

Evelyn Moore’s parents didn’t have time to wait and see if their insurance would cover a pediatric wheelchair.

“There weren’t too many options that were available,” Evelyn’s mom Kimberly Moore told ABC News.

“When my daughter was diagnosed, we were more worried about keeping her alive than getting the insurance to get it [a wheelchair] covered. We saw something on Pinterest and Brad [my husband] said he could build it. Within a day or two, it was done.”

Evelyn was left paralyzed below her arms because of a spinal tumor and was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at 4-months-old.

They needed one immediately.

So, dad made one himself for $100 following directions he saw on Pinterest.

Thankfully, she went into remission but doctors said she should wait until she was 2 to be fitted for a wheelchair.

Evelyn was seven-months-old when the wheelchair was completed, which is comprised of a Bumbo floor seat, kitchen cutting board, and wheels from a children’s bike. The entire project only cost $100!

Since they were able to complete the project for a bargain, Evelyn’s awesome parents can now save money for a bigger and better wheelchair when she’s older.

The chair has changed Evelyn’s life.

“She’s very happy,” Pediatric oncologist Bev Wilson of Stollery Children’s Hospital in Alberta said.

She’s racing around in freedom.
Evelyn’s parents even had to install a speed bump in their home.

Her future is limitless.
Evelyn even got to take her wheelchair to “Camp Beat It.” And by the age of 2 1/2, Evelyn was walking with the help of her machines.

“I’ve been told many times that my daughter is paralyzed, which I understand,” Moore told CBC. “But that doesn’t mean she can’t walk. That doesn’t mean she can’t live a life that has quality to it. Really, it’s limitless.”

That’s why Evelyn is ReYu Paralysis Recovery Centre’s youngest client.

The non-profit organization helps people with paralysis to reach milestones like speaking, singing their names, and brushing their hair.

Evelyn walks on a treadmill while being supported by a lifted harness for about an hour three to five times a week.

As a result, she’s gained bladder control, strengthened her immune system, and developed muscles. She can even slightly kick her leg.

Evelyn is a speedy little thing in her cute DIY wheelchair, and it’s so adorable! Watch the video below to see her mom’s hardwork in action:

Source:parentingisnteasy.co, apost.com