Katie got her OWN COGY today!
She enjoyed pedalling it on the sunny deck.
We look forward to seeing how she enjoys COGY from now on.
Katie is a 12 years old girl. She usually uses a wheelchair and her mum usually pushes it.
According to her mum, Katie had brain injury when she was 9 months old. Her condition is very similar to cerebral palsy. She is a little shorter than me (Koko, 150cm) but her legs are longer, as you can see on the photo ;-).
At first we thought of trying out S size as well (M size is for 150cm or taller). But I am glad that she got M size. I guess Katie is in her growing years. COGY will stay as her best friend for long years.
I am not sure how much Katie understands how COGY works (pedalling > moving). But it seems to me that she enjoys the synchronisation of her own body (legs) movement and COGY (going forward/backward). Understanding the pedalling mechanism may probably be the hardest part with cerebral palsy and similar condition. But I am sure she will eventually get it.
Another thing I am curious is, pedalling may help her even when pushed by a carer. When someone push COGY from behind, the pedals go around, too. Katie will be "forced" to bend her knee and stretch it out continuously, and alternatively (right/left). This will at least keep her knees from getting rusty. And I hope to find much more.