Any adult in his or her right mind well appreciates the fundamental difficulties associated with using a wheelchair due to a physical disability that requires its use. That is putting it as nicely as possible. Whether they are born with a specific disability or due to an accidental trauma of some kind or another suffer, adults have the innate ability to adapt to new and extremely challenging circumstances. Whether they have the support of others to do this or act independently of others, they still have some ability to acquire a customized wheelchair of their choice.
But whether through birth or through accident, young children are not able to make such decisions on their own. Indeed, they would need the full support of their parents to realize the necessity of having customized wheelchairs for kids made up for them. But often in life, the parents are traumatized as well. And when that happens, they are not always able to make rational decisions on behalf of the kids that require their undivided and acute attention.
Fortunately, humankind is blessed with more than enough caring souls to help out. Whether it is a family member, a close friend, work colleague or someone just nearby, third party individuals are well placed to help out. They do not need to react emotionally. They can act as effective go-betweens on behalf of those small kids’ parents. It is unfortunate today that there remains a growing demand for customized wheelchairs for kids.
Never mind your area, and never mind the causes, but do spare a thought for those small kids in war ravaged areas and poverty stricken neighborhoods who become more susceptible to the need to have special wheelchairs made up for them.