In the name of Allah; the entirely merciful; the especially merciful - بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Friday, 29 May 2009

A wheelchair restraint for Muja's vehicle

In the name of Allah; the Merciful; the Compassionate - بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be with you - السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

I am looking for a restraint for Muja's wheelchair to fit in our vehicle. At the moment Muja is using a child car seat when travelling in the car for her safety. Her wheelchair is pushed into the van using a foldable ramp which I bought at River Abilities. I can't leave her on the wheelchair because it doesn't have a wheelchair restraint in the van. Sometimes if I don't bother to put down the ramp I just fold the wheelchair and store in the boot. It is good that Muja's wheelchair is fold able.

Muja's van needs to be modified for a wheelchair access, but it would be the next project due to restricted budget. I have found a nice external wheelchair lift from Tieman Industries and asked a quote. Insha Allah when Muja receives a fund which Therapy Focus is applying, we can proceed. So now we are waiting patiently. I hope it won't be long.

The best place to go when you are searching for disability equipments is Independent Living Centre WA. I got this site from Sue from TCCP Sleep Solution who helped me to manage Muja sleeping problem when we were their client. There is a section where you can search equipment catalogue by clicking the top left side of the site.

From my search I found quite a few. There are Q_Straint Restraints System, Unwin Quattro four point wheelchair restraints system and NMI Restraints System. I have looked at these products at few places and asked for quotes. I was surprised at the figures they gave but once I heard that when dealing with special needs your spending would always be in thousands not hundreds.

I have not decided which one yet because I am waiting for another qoute but I like the AMF Brun Protektor Restraints System.

2 comments:

suealeen said...

Salam.. insyaAllah apa saja untuk anak, ibu bapa sanggup lakukan apa. You're one of them. Keep the spirit up ok!

Lightnur said...

Waalaikum salam Suealeen

Thanks for your kind words. It is so true that we as a parents will not only do anything for our children but stand up for them. This is the value of being a perents, I guess.

Well, thank you for your comment and do come again to lightnur.

Take care
lots of love
lightnur