Mikisa just got a protective helmet for when she walks. it’s really ugly, but we’re going to try to encourage her to wear it as much as possible to promote independence. i’m thinking about painting it to make it more colorful…any suggestions? we’re not sure if she will be wearing it out in public, although that’s what her therapist recommended. they want her to be safe, because she is falling a lot when she tries to walk independently. but we don’t want her getting teased or stared at any more than she currently is. already in school, the question i get asked most frequently from other students as she walks down the hall in her walker is, “what’s wrong with her?” [more on that later]
i don’t know about you, but i think she still looks pretty darn cute. not many people could pull off the helmet but our girl rocks it! i am so proud of Mikisa. she is a fighter!