Hi Everyone, I'm Mark Riley.
Recently, I went to visit students at Richboro Elementary. They had some excellent questions about my wheelchair and about how I can pay different sports. I thought I would share this because I am sure other people were wondering about the same things.
I am going to talk about my wheelchair first. My cruiser is taken care of like your parent's car. Instead of an auto mechanic, I have a wheelchair mechanic. I have regular inspections of the tires and brakes. It is also inspected for loose bolts and worn parts. If problems are found they are repaired, much like a car. Here are the parts of a wheelchair:
These are the different parts of the foot rest of a wheelchair. The different parts allow the wheelchair to be repaired when broken and adjusted as I grow, until it is time for me to get a new wheelchair.
SPORTS - Even though I am in a wheelchair, I can play any sport, because I am Mark the Great! Actually, the sports I play are called Adaptive Sports. Adaptive means to adjust or modify to different conditions or environments. The sports I play need to be adapted to me using a cruiser. My friend Renaldo plays sports adaptive to his visual impairment. That's why he uses a beeping baseball. He listens for the location of the ball because he cannot see it.
One of the other things Renaldo and I like to do is go camping. It is interesting for each of us learn about how the other one manages hiking and fixing our food over a campfire.
Last Modified on March 28, 2016