Listen Very Carefully Because I will Say This Only Once (To any who get this line, you are either British or very very weird or possibly both).
If you are Ed Brayton? Fuck off! This post is not for you. Go away and get mad at conservatives. This is plotting. Secret Plotting.
Ed Brayton’s Brother’s Kid (DuWayne Brayton if we are being informal) had an accident. He got pretty badly burned and I know he is looking for a second hand stroller to help him walk about like a walker.
Now here is the thing. I know that’s not good enough.
So I thought about getting him a paediatric walker. A proper paediatric walker.
Good News. I found one for a decent price (110 dollars or 170 with a seat) and they take Paypal. I also kind of know where Ed Brayton’s Brother lives and I offered to get his kid some weird and cool stuff from India to cheer him up. This is like rated to a 175 pounds and fully adjustable. Not like a stroller. Height and gait is determined by this. If my patients in India get access to stuff like this then it’s crying fucking shame that kids in the USA do not.
I figured I should get them something useful to begin with. I know he is probably expecting Indian Comics and Cricket Stuff.
Children with large scale burns require exercise otherwise they will suffer contractures. The muscles will heal tight and this will have issues with skin healing and late posture. Which is why it is vital that you use the right equipment for the job. So far Duane is discussing using second hand prams and umbrella/golf stands. This is unacceptable. It’s a long and slow process and a painful one. It is vital that he has something like this.
It saddens me that we have to raise money for a kid in the USA, the government should give these things for free. Investment in the future is not a black hole. It is a guarantee of progress. On the most cold of calculus? It is an investment.
So let’s set the bar at $100 (I got $70 that I am willing to throw in for the seat stuff).
And don’t tell Ed. This is a surprise.
If we exceed the 170 dollar limit then we can either go for a more robust walker that will allow him to play about (400 odd dollars) or I can donate the money to the Uttarkhand floods.
Er… Someone (David) reminded me that I have not posted a donation link. Simple… we kill the Batman.
“And we hit the target! Thanks to everyone who donated! You can stop now! The rest will go to Uttarkhand! “