When laughing is contagious

Have you ever heard a laugh so infectious that you have to laugh along? That was Fabrizio as he propelled himself in his first wheelchair for the first time. Fabrizio is a really active little guy with cerebral palsy. He can sit and crawl but he cannot walk and had never had a wheelchair before. At age 4, he was ready to move in new ways!

As he waited while the wheelchair was readied for him, Fabrizio was absorbed in musical toys including a special “Dora” one from Laura’s magical toy bag. Once in his new chair Fabrizio was not too keen on touching the wheels at first, but after being shown hand over hand how the chair could move he began to experiment. Inch by inch he pushed the wheels back and forth – until a bigger push really caused him to roll and a peal of laughter erupted. What a look of joy on his face!

Fabrizio’s glee made everyone around him happy!

We all enjoyed Fabrizio’s delight in movement – and the cackle of glee that burst out each time he gave a big push and rolled!

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7 Responses to When laughing is contagious

  1. Adrienne Guelker says:

    Thank you for all you are doing!!! Great story!!!

  2. carlos iparraguirre says:

    My name is Carlos and I am Fabrizio’s father, my wife Sonia was the day of Yesterday to Yancana Huasy and told me how my son amused with you. I thank you infinitely for the great support and guidance that you gave to my Wife about the care you We must have with Fabrizio, he is a child that makes my whole Family make us very happy. Every day we are surprised with many new things that he is learning and we are always happy about any progress in his motor development.

    I will always be very grateful about the donation of the wheelchair, it is a great opportunity that Fabrizio has so that he can improve his quality of life.

    Today Fabrizio was very active in the house (we live in a 3rd floor) we had some fear at the beginning but after conditioning the dining room so that it can move, he is very happy.

    Thank you, God bless Eleanors Project.

    Carlos, Sonia and Fabrizio

    • Tamara Kittelson-Aldred says:

      Dear Carlos, thank you for the kind message. We loved hearing from you. Working with Fabrizio gave us great joy! You have a lovely family, and we wish the best for you.

  3. Pam says:

    Thanks for sharing that special moment.

  4. This is the ozezno, my favorite nephew, with his big smile is able to brighten the day to anyone, only 3 years and eight months has given a very important significance to my life, which means that he will always teach me About how you have to enjoy life, and how to be happy at all times, my ozezno, my nephew, my putative son, I love you so much fabrizzio

  5. Tamara Kittelson-Aldred says:

    Fabrizio has a wonderful and loving family! Thanks for your message.

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