National Mobility Awareness Month Partners:

Arianna Dancey-Potts

Wetaskiwin, AB

Entry Photo for Arianna Dancey-Potts - Wetaskiwin, AB

My hero is my daughter, Arianna, who is three and a half years-old. She’s been through so much since she’s been born. Being born 12 weeks premature and having a three month hospital stay from the get-go. She was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at one years old. This causes her to have mobility issues. She has had plenty of hospitalizations because she is so succeptible to any kind of sickness. She just recently received her wheelchair, but I am unable to fit it in my car. I would love to be able to have an accessible van for Arianna to be able to take her anywhere in her wheelchair and to be able to get her back and forth from school. This van would give Arianna a better quality of life. Her wheelchair helps support her in so many ways that I really dislike having to leave it at home all the time. For the happy, bubbly, smiley little girl Arianna is she deserves to be able to participate in daily activities that we all do, even if it means she does it in her wheelchair. Arianna has given me a whole new look on life. She is such a positive little girl, no matter the situation. For everything she has gone through and she still has the biggest smile, you can’t help but realize not to take the little things in life for granted.