The Home Depot – Girl with special needs receives one-of-a-kind ‘magic wheelchair’ in Boynton Beach
Zoe, a 2-year-old diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, is the recipient of this year’s one-of-a-kind “magic wheelchair.”
The toddler was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at six months old caused by severe brain damage at birth, according to a news release. . Unable to sit, stand, walk, or talk, she is monitored seven days a week/24 hours a day at home by a nurse, who also feeds her through a G-tube (gastrostomy tube). Since she is completely deaf in one ear, Zoe is mostly non-verbal.
But despite her disabilities, Zoe is a bright, energetic, and free spirited child that is loved by everyone she meets.
Zoe was presented with her new wheelchair, a Minnie Mouse Choochoo Train, Saturday morning at this year’s City of Boynton Beach Joe DiMaggio Children’s Health Specialty Center Magic Wheels & Special Deals event at Barrier Free Park, according to a news release. The wheelchair was built by Kings Point Woodshop, Little Wolf Carpentry and Chariots of Love, Home Depot, and designed to accommodate Zoe’s disabilities.