The month of July is the National Wheelchair Beautification Month. The Arc Participants in wheelchairs, including myself, decided to decorate their wheelchairs and have a parade to celebrate it.
After we had finished decorating our wheelchairs, we went to room to room, showing everyone our creations. We learned that National Wheelchair Beautification Month was founded by Horace Knowles. He was an author and illustrator. Mr. Knowles suggested that, “Attaching a florist’s water tube near the top of wheelchair by means of Velcro and inserting the real or artificial flower of your choice. It brightens the day not only for the wheelchair occupant, but for everyone they pass.” He thought that it was a great idea to allow people to decorate their wheelchairs and the other Arc Participants and I agree.
For the wheelchair parade at the Arc, I asked my mom to put my giant purple daisies that hang on my bedroom wall and hang the flowers on my electric wheelchair. Later on that day, my classmate and I took pictures of the other Arc Participants that also decorated their wheelchairs, so I can put it in the July 2012 edition of the Arc’s newsletter.
It was a very fun day for the Arc Participants in wheelchairs.