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After a year of fighting insurance companies over Payton's chance at a powered, stander wheel chair we won. They tried another delay after approving their part of it but said the paper work was now to old and we need to start over. Saw it coming.
last month I had the doctors do a new report and soon as they pulled that I sent the new one to them an called them out. the next day the call came every dime of their part was approved. The chair is a 3 part system. The base that id the power unit,the wheelchair and the addition that allows her to go to a standing position. She can even move while upright. They consider the ability to stand not medically necessary and this is some what a newer thing. So they will not cover the standing option. The total cost are up to about 25 to $27,000 .
With them paying their part we pick up $8,500. So that comes out of my bike saving. This is going to be great. Looks like next week they will take new measurements of her and get things moving. I am having The PT specialist she has seen most of her life do the fitting with the company. That lady knows her stuff and she knows Payton.
Her and I have talked already about a flat deck for a sidecar and she can drive right on and strap it down.
This is an Idea of the system one she demoed it is an adult setup so way to big for her. She could not go to full stand with an adult size of course. It was more to see how she could operate the controls. She want camo pink fender pain as of now she said pink was faster.

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She was getting it no madder what. Having the insurance pay their part is a big plus. Being in a chair sitting was and is causing issues with the bones that will more and more over time turn her into a hunch back. getting in a standing position often will make the bones stronger and allow them to keep up with muscle growth . Preventing the hunchback . The ability to stand up right will also allow her to enjoy more of everyday life in and out of school.
Her current chair is a good one after she adapts to the new one we will rehab her Current one and donate it . Children tend to get about 5 years out of proper fitted manual chairs. The good chairs will last long into a couple of owners.
 

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Smitty,
Great news for you and better news for Payton. I try to pay attention but I never heard the story behind this story and would like to hear more.

The look on her face is worth way more than any shiny new motorcycle. Your day will come, Smitty.
 

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Congrats on the win. I have a cousin that is dealing with the hunch back now as he has been in the chair sitting for so long. The new chairs as you are getting was not a thought 10 years ago to help him out.
 
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Congratulations to your whole family, very beautiful little girl like they say a picture is worth a thousand words!!! I understand what you are going through stay strong. Here’s a picture of our angel View attachment 410251
You never stop educating yourself on the equipment that is out out there. Once you think you have seen it all there is more. We have been told Payton will never walk. if that is the case so be it.
We will never stop looking for ways to include her in more activities .
The products EZ stand make are pretty slick also. make going from sitting to stand a lot easier if if the person can not support their own weight.
 

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You never stop educating yourself on the equipment that is out out there. Once you think you have seen it all there is more. We have been told Payton will never walk. if that is the case so be it.
We will never stop looking for ways to include her in more activities .
The products EZ stand make are pretty slick also. make going from sitting to stand a lot easier if if the person can not support their own weight.
The education thing is true with everything in life, that’s what is wrong with the next generation they think they know it all! You just have to play the hand your dealt, doctor’s can be wrong can’t wait to see the new sidecar set up. The shop I go to the original owner used to pick up and deliver bikes with a side car trailer anything is possible!!
 

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You've got your priorities right my friend. I'd give up riding in an instant to help my kids.
 

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This photo I really like. Her trip to the ARK the morning we were heading back. A 530 mile day we left out about 0530. She had a long day and went swimming late so she was tired. After feeding her placed her in the sidecar . She said she was going to sleep until the first gas stop.

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Smitty that's really awesome man! She's one lucky little girl to have a dad like you!
 

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Much respect to your sir. I hope the very best for your little girl, she is adorable. I'm not real religious but i hope God blesses you with everything you need to make her life amazing.
 

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Smitty, and OhioRuss, you both are wonderful family guys who set the bar for the rest of us. Looking at those pics of Peyton made me cry a few tears of joy for her. It's so evident that she enjoys motorcycling for the exact same reason most of us do .... it's all about having an adventure, having fun, and most importantly FREEDOM. You can see that in her smiles, especially when the pic is of her on the rig. I believe she gets a sense of freedom in that sidecar that no car or truck can match. Bravo to both of you.
 
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