The purple wheelchair.
On February the 26th, 2014 my 11 year old daughter was having a fantastic time jumping into freshly made snow hills that the snow plow made at school and on the last jump she tripped, fell, and broke her leg.
We arrived to the emergency room at the hospital just minutes after 12pm and of course they took her right away for x-rays which confirmed the break but it was broken in such a way the doctor on duty wanted an orthopedic surgeon to come and
evaluate the leg more. So began the wait. We waited and waited and waited some more, finally at 6pm the surgeon arrived and ordered a CT Scan which showed that the growth plate in the leg was also fractured so they decided to cast it and in one week take more x-rays to determine if the leg needs surgery. Fingers crossed this is not the case and a cast will do the trick! Positive thoughts and prayers appreciated :)
Purple is my daughter's favorite color and she mentioned to me that if she needed a cast she would like it to be purple. A purple cast would be fun, I agreed. And she held onto that hope of a purple cast until the time came to get the cast on and it was the dreaded, plain old cream colored one which is not fun at all for a little girl. She protested but there was no purple to be found anywhere!
And so I was even more determined to make her this purple wheelchair as a keepsake to remember the day. After all you don't break your leg everyday! I plan to stitch the date, 02/26/2014 on that little red pillow.
I finished this tonight, about one hour ago just before it was time to give my daughter her pain meds I walked into her room with this and oh you should have seen her face! Beaming with the biggest smile,
"A PURPLE wheelchair!! SO cool!! OMG, mom I love it!"
I'm so glad she loves it! So of course there will be a pattern! I just need to work out some design details.. it'll be a while and I can't promise a date but it'll come. It's a must for other children out there who had to sit and wait in a plain old ugly wheelchair!
UPDATE!! My daughter did not need surgery after all and she is healing fine!
Also the wheelchair now has a free pattern and video tutorial right here ~> How To Crochet A Wheelchair