Saturday, February 19, 2011

wheelchair accessible glider swing

We were trying to think of when ‘we’ were ever last on a glider swing?  There was a variation on Megan’s childhood jungle gym in the backyard but Patti’s Multiple Sclerosis prevented her ever sharing that.

Join us for 40 seconds as Patti and I enjoy a wheelchair accessible glider swing on a 72°F (22.2°C) February afternoon in Pennsylvania.
Living with Multiple Sclerosis as a family it hasn’t always just been the wheelchair but MS symptoms such as balance and fatigue that can make family life different always weighing risks against rewards.

This WhisperGLIDE model enabled Patti to remain in the safety and security of her wheelchair and even has a table in the middle with recessed cup holders.

Wheelchair access to the simplest things in life can make for more than a beautiful day. When you can do things together time is not measured by the sound of a ticking clock but rather the sound of smiles.

Caregivingly Yours, Patrick Leer 


  1. That is fantastic!! I'm trying to remember that last time I was in a swing. It was several years ago, but what I remember was that it took much more thigh and abdomen strength than I imagined to get the swing going. That was good exercise.

    Nice to see you guys having fun. ;)

  2. That's so cool, Patrick! I'm going to check it out and let my mother's nursing home check into them. I can just imagine the smiles such 'rides' will produce. Thanks for sharing.

  3. That is so cool. I have never seen one either. Loved the video.

  4. That was awesome and the smile on your wife's face said it all.


  5. how cool is that! I'm not sure what I am more envious of, the fun of a glider like this or the 72 degree weather (raining and cool here :) Looked like you and Patti were having a very nice time enjoying the ride and your time together!! Neat that things like exist out there to bring a little more quality to one's life :)


  6. What a beautiful post. I loved to swing, in park and glider on porch...sigh.

  7. This is so cool. Amazing what they come up with now. She looked like she enjoyed it a lot. Cindy
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