This Boy Can Drive! | Daily/Weekly Thoughts
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This Boy Can Drive!

Put Emmett in his Power Tiger chair and he's off. He has moved way beyond circles and he can manipulate the joystick to get exactly where he wants to be ... which may not be where the adult with him wants or expects! In fact, he even demonstrates street safety. Towards the end of the video he is on the driveway and heading towards the street - but he stops and turns back! Is it because the driveway is a bit bumpy and he doesn't like it? Or is it because he has heard 'stop' so many times as he has gotten to that point on the driveway? Either way, it is impressive.

Emmett has come so far and in this blog we have certainly focused upon that. Playing catch/soccer by using his chair to capture the ball! Wow. This is literally the first time he's played with the beach ball. Waving bye to his mommy and daddy as they head out - just so cute! Yes, Emmett has come so far. The reality is pretty evident, however, that Emmett faces huge struggles - even as a toddler. However, rather than focus upon these very obvious challenges we love highlighting the fantastic things that we see. Accentuating the positive!

But being positive is a challenge for Emmett today, because his Power Tiger chair is malfunctioning and there's no one to contact on Labour Day weekend.

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Way to go Emmett...great driving skills and I particularly liked how you chased down your grandpa! Go big or go home...try an exercise ball next time and practice your soccer dribbling skills ;). You have an amazing team...love watching all your progress.. Love the Gooches.
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Hello there, I am currently exploring grade 6 with an 11 year old girl who has SMA type 1 and just wanted to say...bad days come, good days also arrive too...keep smiling and enjoying each and every minute!
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Wow! I love the implemented street safety skills Emmett! You make your parents and grandparents proud! Hope your chair gets repaired quickly so you can be motoring around again. Love