I know it is too early to start using the “C word” but I keep being reminded that we are mid November and December has a habit of following November.
Making Christmas special is really hard when you have a child who is physically limited and who is not developmentally able to do what most children can do.
There is just one toy which Adam wants for Christmas – a toy FAB 1 (Lady Penelope’s car from Thunderbirds) with wings which pop out. It is a simple toy, less than a tenner, and he has it sorted as he asked “Santa’s reindeer” when we were at the zoo recently.
The “reindeer” said it was sorted! So that leaves me no farther forward with a special idea to make his parents to look good on the big day!
There are lots of other things he wants but he knows they are not things I can buy him for Christmas. As much as I wish I could.
He would love to spend the day at the zoo.
He would love to go to the theatre.
He would love to go to a local theme park.
He would love to visit a farm park.
He would love to go out for lunch in the city centre.
He would love to be able to feed the penguins again at a local animal park.
So why am I not simply organising these simple joys for my child?
Because they are all impossible if you need a hoist assisted toilet.
He would love to go anywhere his friends are going without worrying that he might need the toilet.
Is that too much to ask?
I don’t think so.
It isn’t right that something as simple and fixable as a toilet with a hoist and changing table is stopping hundreds of thousands of people from enjoying simple days out.
If you own a business please take a look at these facilities and consider installing one.
If you believe in equality please sign our petition HERE and please share this request with everyone you know.
It is too late to give Adam the opportunity to go out and enjoy himself this year but we are holding out for a taste of magic next year.
Please help make a small boy’s dreams come true.
Help give a child a toilet for Christmas!