Sunday, July 2, 2023

The CamMobile + - Week of June 26th

"Every person that comes into our life comes for a reason; some come to learn and others come to teach.”  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Ms. Ann has been tutoring Cameron for more than two years now and has known him since he was little. As a former teacher and recipient of multiple degrees, she is truly beyond qualified for the role.  An added bonus is that Ann is a very close friend and considered extended family.  She and Cam traveled to Grand Haven to visit with Oma and Opa.  They all ate at a local favorite restaurant, Russ' and Cam treated the group by paying for everyone.

Prior to the weekend, Cam is always willing to help with household chores.  Carting the laundry basket from one end of the house to the other is something that makes life easier for his mom.

Both Saturday and Sunday were spent at the cottage with cousins.  Playing with the new puppy, Hildie, was a fun experience for Cam.  We shared meals both days. 

Cameron's cousin attempted to avoid being tagged while running and while picking up blocks, they proceeded to make up their own fun! 

One of our true highlights was the introduction of a brand-new beach chair for our son.

Aristotle is quoted as saying that everything happens for a reason.  

At times, it is difficult to understand and fathom why certain things transpire.  Such was the case for Mike Deming and his wife, Karen.  After eight months of being married, Karen was in a car accident that left her paralyzed and a quadriplegic. Living in Florida, she always loved the beach and the water.  Her husband, Mike, was determined to create a beach wheelchair that could be used in the water for his wife. In the past 30 years, the Demings founded Debug Mobility and made it their mission to keep improving the experience for accessible beach lovers everywhere.

Chris and his son designed and built several beach wheelchairs we named "Cam-mobile" to provide transport on the Lake Michigan shoreline.  Due to Cam's continued growth, it has become more difficult to build in comfort.  Earlier in the year, Jane reached out to Debug Mobility.  When we ordered the chair two months ago, the company was uncertain they would be able to make our requested arrival by the 4th of July holiday.  After continued conversations and a team effort, the big box arrived on Friday!  And now, our beach time can truly begin 😎

Camology Quotes:

While driving to the cottage, Chris realized he had forgotten his sunglasses.  We do keep random extra ones in the vehicle and he found an old "cheap" pair provided as a free giveaway.  Once Chris put them on and showed Cam, his son laughed hysterically and noted:

"Dad, those look like senior glasses!"

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