Thank You Thursday {13}

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Small Curious Boulder Boy

You are precious and I wish I could have squeezed you. It’ll be hard to forget the way that your big brown eyes lit up when you saw my chair. If I remember correctly, the color of my chair matched your rain boots. You had so many questions and I loved being able to answer them all. As your questions built so did your excitement until you were practically running in place.

“Can you still walk?”

“How fast does it go?”

“Can you show me?”

“What else does it do?”

“How tall can it go?”

“Can I ride?” (At this point, your dad looked slightly embarrassed and told you to thank me so that we could move on. I honestly wouldn’t have minded giving you a ride because your fascination absolutely made my day.)

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Small Curious Boulder Boy’s Dad

Thanks for not pulling him away when he started firing all of these questions at me. I know I’m not your average person and that you were probably worried about him offending me but I love being asked questions. You seemed somewhat uncomfortable but you let him carry on and I appreciate you sharing him with me. He is an absolute joy. I hope he doesn’t lose that thirst for knowledge. May you both be very happy.

 

Boulder Bus Drivers

Thank you for helping me to get into the bus and for making sure that I had enough space. I later found out that the reason why your lift seemed to groan under the weight of my chair is because my chair is incredibly heavy (575 lbs. with me in it, which is only 25 lbs. away from the maximum capacity of your lift.) I appreciate the work that you do and the general cheer you display.

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Thank You Thursday {12}

As you know, at the end of last month I went to Colorado. I had the time of my life there! The places I saw and the people I met will stick with me forever. However, this trip would not have been possible if it weren’t for three very generous people.

The Colonel

J&L W. and D.A.

Thank you. Thank you from the tops of the mountains and from the bottom of my heart. Without you, this trip would not have been possible. Not only did you provide a crucial upgrade to my mode of transportation (The Colonel – my chair’s name), but you gave me the most wonderful place to stay. The hotel suite was a dream that I could have lived in forever.  For some people a hotel can matter very little but seeing as I have to have rest days between adventures, where I stay really makes a difference. The suite was wheel chair accessible with so much room to get around.   D.A., those eleven days in Colorado were a montage of little smiles.

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Kyle and the Team at Wichita Falls Discount Tire

Thank you so much for staying open late to change and balance the tires on the trailer that hauled my power chair – AND FOR FREE! When we came in hoping to resolve the vibration for the long trip to Colorado, you told us where we could buy the trailer tires (that you didn’t stock) and took care of us after business hours when we returned. The kindness that you and your team showed us is humbling and inspiring.

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