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COGY for Miro

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Conni Ruff for "My son"

$5,300 donated
Given by 72 generous donors in around 3 months

Recently I found a physical activity Miro can practice, despite his cerebral palsy. I would like to purchase this equipment.

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My son, Miro, is 25 years old, with cerebral palsy. He cannot walk, talk, sit unaided or feed himself. He uses a communication book and body languages. He has lots of interests. He loves trains, music, animals, movies, swimming, going to concerts, camping, travelling and catching up with friends and family.

Recently I found a physical activity Miro can enjoy, while at the same time he can keep/promote his physical/cognitive ability by using this equipment. It is COGY (pedal-wheelchair). We like to raise funds to purchase Miro a COGY ($5000).

Miro is now the same hight as me. Taking physical care of Miro is becoming more and more challenging to me as he grows up. Miro can take some of his weight for standing transfers - from his chair to his bed, a couch or toilet etc. For Miro to be able to help with these transfers is what gives us the freedom to go anywhere and do anything Miro enjoys without having to rely on a hoist, which would dramatically reduce our freedom. Using COGY will help Miro with keeping his legs strong. This is vital for his transfers (and prevent osteoporosis).

Miro loves riding COGY. When Miro first tried COGY, it was hard for him to work out how to pedal. But on the second time, I clearly saw him pushing on the pedal, and his satisfied expression. Every time Miro tries COGY, I see improvements. He sits in it well without much restrictions, and with better control on his back and head than when he is on other chairs. For some reason, Miro looks much less disabled on COGY.

COGY is a perfect equipment for Miro. We really need COGY to keep the quality of our lives. We appreciate every bits of your support.

Conni Ruff's involvement (page creator)

I am the mother and full time care giver (Miro has cerebral palsy)

Use of funds

To purchase a COGY (pedal-wheelchair) for Miro.

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Latest update

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Hobsonville Point Park  2 October 2018

Posted by: Conni Ruff

Here is Miro pedaling at Hobsonville Point Park. He did really well!!!

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Martha Louise
Martha Louise on 01 Sep 2018
A terrific vehicle in so many ways for Miro!
Conni Ruff

Thank you so much for your support, dear Martha!!! Yes, it is a really cool "mashine" Miro loves riding it ! Best wishes, Conni, Miro and familyX

Conni Ruff
Delia Stevenson
Delia Stevenson on 12 Aug 2018
I have a grandson with cerebral palsy, I can empathise with your family.
Conni Ruff

Thank you so much for your kind support dear Delia!! All the very best wishes to you and your family, especially your grandson!! Lots of love from Conni, Miro and family

Conni Ruff
John on 07 Aug 2018
Conni Ruff

Thank you heaps for your support John!! Best wishes from Conni, Miro and family !!! :-)

Conni Ruff
Zein on 06 Aug 2018
All the best Miro!
Conni Ruff

Thank you so much for your support, Zein!!! All the very best from Miro, Conni and family :-)

Conni Ruff
julie on 26 Jul 2018
Miro, with love from our family to yours. You are a "rock star", Bridie is smiling on you. So proud to see you pedaling your way to a new horizon of mobility. Blessings to the living angels that made this happen for you xxx
Conni Ruff

Thank you so very much for your generous support, dearest Julie !! Yes you got it absolutely right ...bless the living angels...and the angels smiling down from above!!! It's been an amazing experience of kindness. there are so many awesome people out there .. like you !! Love and hugs to you and your family from Conni, Miro, Tony and family XXXX

Conni Ruff

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