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Father creates gadgets adapted for people with cerebral palsy

Shared by Patricia Pereira on 2015-06-21 14:59

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Today, Cadence mobility and speech have been limited by her condition. But with some help from her innovative dad, Darren Flaata, she can now be able to do a number of things that she couldn’t do earlier, for instance sledding, fishing, gardening and many more.

Darren has come up with a perfect gadget that adapts existing technology so that her daughter can be able to use them. For her daughter’s wheelchair, he has outfitted it so that she can be able to slide or ride a boat. In addition to that, he has rigged it up with water guns, fishing rods as well as arrows and bows which makes it possible for Cadence to operate they by simply switching her head. Darren bought an accessible boat and tweaked an electric fishing rod so

Cadence could control it. He built an accessible sandbox so Cadence could garden with her mother, and he created a “switch-accessible compound archery bow” so his daughter could join her first-ever sports team.

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Darren Flaata, from Canada, has a daughter, Cadence Flaata, who was born with Cerebral Palsy. For instance she was not able to shuffle a deck of cards or even joining her school’s archery team. So he came up with a gadget that adapts existing technology so that his daughter can be able to use them. For her daughter’s wheelchair, he has outfitted it so that she can be able to slide or ride a boat.

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