Sarah Carr Beverly, MA 4 Votes
Hi. My name is Sarah Elizabeth Carr or Bunny as my mother calls me. My mother says I am the most beautiful girl in the world. This is a really good picture of me because usually I refuse to look at the camera at all, as my head is usually hanging very low and my eyes are half shut or I tend to really drool. I can’t help it. Mom thinks it could have been the DPT shot that has caused my lifelong problem with intense uncontrolled seizures and left me unable to speak or to walk. She lifts me all day long; in and out of the wheelchair; in and out of the bathtub; in and out of the pool for my therapy and in and out of the car. She says it makes her strong and keeps her in shape but do the numbers- if I am 30 she is no spring chicken. She never complains but I know that it would be so much easier if we could zip around and go in and out of the stores on errand day in a handicapped van. No more lifting the WC in and out of the car, opening and closing the wheelchair, putting in the seat, attaching the head support, lifting me out of the car and transferring me to the WC, all for a two minute errand and then doing it all over again at the next stop and the next one after that. I must say she gets weary but just doesn’t tell me. She prays a lot and that gets her by. Recently she found a new program for me that diagnosed me with extensive severe profound brain injury with 0.02 degree of function. That didn’t deter her at all. She is doing everything she can to begin this program for me here at home. Nothing stops her but I worry that one day the lifting will take it’s toll. It’s all too much for one tiny 5’3” inch lady to do alone. My Mom needs help but she won’t ask so this time I speak! Make her day! This Mother’s Day (I was born on Mother’s Day !) give my mother the second greatest gift she could receive A HANDICAPPED VAN from her very first Mother’s Day gift, Sarah Elizabeth Carr!