Not that she hasn't been to playgrounds often. Most offered.the latest, trendiest equipment. But none of them had anything C. could use. After I mentioned disability-friendly public-space equipment last month [here "A small cannabis victory and a mysterious laugh"] and in August 2016 [here: "Still plagued by pressure sores, C. graduates"], I learned that in our hometown there's a wheelchair-accessible merry-go-round.
So this week we drove twenty minutes to the huge playground behind the city's zoo. The said merry-go-round stood alone among many other state of the art gadgets for the non-disabled. I only found it after a careful search because there's no sign anywhere to point it out.
C. isn't giving anything away, as you can see in the photo but it was truly a worthwhile outing. The ride, imported from the UK, was safe, easy to use and a real novelty for her.
Yesterday C. had her first hydro session in two weeks because the therapy pool had been closed for vacation. While I couldn't be there to watch, her caregiver took dozens of photos and it was clearly a success.
Back at home I snapped C. looking particularly beautiful: