Gifts for children in wheelchairs.....

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Gifts for children in wheelchairs.....
Sat, 11-03-2012 - 9:47am
Gift ideas can be difficult to come up with for children and teen wheelchair users. However, everyone enjoys a little personalization for their mobility device, and the following gift ideas can do just that!
Custom Paint Job

A custom paint job can be done on any mobility device, however the device needs to be taken apart to do this. If you want to give someone the gift of a custom paint job, arrange for them to have a rental wheelchair for a few days while the paint job is in progress.

Depending upon the age of the child or teen, include them in the process and allow them to select the color and theme of the paint job. Since they will be using the wheelchair every day, the color should be something they really love.

Life Rolls On T-shirts, Hats and Stickers
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
Life Rolls On, a subsidiary of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, sells LRO logo clothing for infants, toddlers, kids and teens. Fun and fashionable clothing includes t-shirts, hats, and sunglasses.
Mobility Bags
Give a friend or a loved one a mobility makeover with designer style bags from NOVA. From faux leopard skin or butterfly bags for the fashionista to camo designs for someone who enjoys hunting or the military , there are bags that are fun and very functional that fit any mobility device, including wheelchairs.
Personal Work Station
My Place
Does your child like to use a laptop, Kindle or to draw, but they don't always have a table they can pull up to? The My Place Cozy Deluxe Personal Workstation with Built In Cushion is comfortable to use and it also comes with a built-in, flexible LED light and cup holder. Not recommended for laptops that are over 12 inches; works best for mini laptops or tablets.
Underglow Light Kit
Use Underglow Lights to create light effects like neon lights on the undercarriage of cars. Use the white light or get in the party mood with a light that changes from red to blue and to green.
Volcanic Jumbo Wheels
Volcanic Wheels
Volcanic Jumbo Wheels add a light show to your wheels. The light doesn't blur, so the green, blue and red lights stay visible. They are not only fun, but functional as well. On the sidewalk or road the lights make wheelchair users visible by up to 300 feet away.
Wheelchair Armrest Pets
Do you know a child that would love to have a cute and cuddly plush armrest on their wheelchair? Armrest Pets provide a soft and warm place to lay their arms when using a wheelchair. They are designed for wheelchairs with armrests that are 12 inches or shorter in length.
Wheelchair Seat Cushion Covers
An easy way to add some fun and fashion to any wheelchair is a seat cover with great graphics or patterns. PimpMyChair has a variety of styles and colors to choose from, and they are all made of machine washable spandex fabric. Some popular patterns include camouflage, pink flowers, lightning bolts, skulls and hearts.
Wheelchair Spoke Guards
Want to easily change the look of your wheelchair or powerchair wheels? Accessorize with spoke guards. The graphic on the guards can be as versatile as the user is. Choose from a variety of art ranging from nature or urban art to holiday and animals, with many more to choose from in-between.


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