Monday, August 29, 2011

Snowboarder vs. Driving

Earlier tonight, Brooke and I decided to visit our new vehicle to see if my wheelchair would fit in the caboose.

After our doctor's appointment, I intend to visit work for a bit while Brooke searches for nurse practitioner preceptors for her final year of college.  I'd like to roll into work on my chair while visiting friends since it'll be easier to keep my foot elevated.

Brooke ended up doing most of the labor while I ran some experiements. I wanted to know if it would be possible for me to drive a car.

I think the evidence speaks for itself.  The right leg fit nicely over the console and the left foot reached the pedals without any issue.

What do you think?


  1. I would take the experiment further by driving the car. In a parking lot at 2am. Just to get the feel of it. Dad

  2. Looks a little scarey to me ! Definitely ask your doctor. Maybe VERY short distances - but D.C. traffic ? That's bad enough when you're using your good leg ! Mom

  3. I've seen how people drive in DC. You should fit right in!