“Having the x:panda would mean we can sit at the dinner table together as a family”
Alex is a bright and bubbly four-year-old, who lives with Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy. In addition to his diagnosis, Alex has challenges with sensory processing and has complex communication needs.
This year, we funded an x;panda chair for Alex, valued at $12,345. The chair provides postural support and sensory input, whilst enabling Alex to remain safely seated at all times.
Alex’s mum said,
“Having the x:panda would mean we can sit at the dinner table together as a family, something we haven’t been able to do often. It will also mean he can participate in bench top activities, like baking, and eating the cake batter! One of my favourite past times. The x:panda will also be a fantastic addition during holidays, such as Easter and Christmas. Alex tires quickly in his standing frame but to have him supported in the x:panda means he can still participate in decorating the Christmas tree all over, not only at one height. Up, down, in between, wherever there is an empty space, Alex will be able to put a bauble with the help of high low base of the x:panda. Christmas is my favourite holiday, as a kid I remember Christmas being filled with love, joy, family, and lots of food, and I wish nothing more than to be able to pass on that joy of Christmas to Alex, the x:panda will help us to do that”.