This past Christmas, I put up my Christmas tree alone, primarily because I moved home to Wyoming and the “tree team” known as my children are living in Utah. My friend brought me a tree she had and I began to assemble it.
Starting at the bottom is easy for any person who uses a power wheelchair. The middle and top of the tree, however, might be a bit tricky. Unless you have except iLevel® technology on your power wheelchair.
I took each branch and inserted it into the base of the tree using the colors on the directions. Usually, I am not this patient, but I knew following directions was a good idea. Each set of branches was simple to put in. As I elevated, it got easier.
If you are like me, all your decorations are special. Some ornaments are from my kids when they were young. There are a few that are special and have sentimental value. So, it was important that these special ornaments were secure on each branch.
After placing each decoration in their spot, it was time for the star. I easily placed it at the top of the tree, while elevated at iLevel.
About Madonna Long: Madonna works as a disability advocate to educate policymakers and congressional leaders on disability issues. She is a mother to four children and lives life on her terms, despite a spinal cord injury. Click here to learn more about Madonna.