Isla’s New Bus – 4 March 2010

As Isla has grown heavier and taller it has been getting difficult to lift her in and out of her car seat. Our plan for 2010 was to purchase a modified vehicle that can take a wheelchair. Isla’s OT applied to the Motor Industry Foundation, who have a small number of vehicles which they loan to families with special needs. We are extremely fortunate to have received their generous support, in the form of a large van equipped with a hoist. The van enables Isla to travel in her wheelchair, and have her PEG feeds in transit instead of us having to wait up to an hour for them to finish before making trips. .

The Toyota Hiace Commuter Bus has been with us for a couple of weeks now and has made a huge difference to our lives. We realised that we have only been taking Isla out on essential trips, and rarely more than once a day. Now, getting out with Isla is easy. Sabine has her own seat next to her big sister in ‘Isla’s bus’.

Our deepest thanks go to Colin Rockman and the Motor Industry Foundation, and the amazing family who donated the bus. We are humbled by their kindness.


1 comment to Isla’s New Bus – 4 March 2010

  • Imbi Neeme

    Dear Luke, Tanya, Isla and Sabine,

    May the arrival of the Hi-Ace be the start of a whole new chapter in your day-to-day lives.

    Thinking of you all – especially the beautiful Isla,

    Imbi x

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