Birthday Follow-Up

As I mentioned in my previous post, I had a birthday in October and it was quite a special day full of surprises.   The big surprise that I didn’t mention before was a very special gift I received.   In excess of 30 friends and family members contributed to a fund to get me and iPad.   It was overwhelming to realize all the effort that went into this little project spearheaded by a couple of dear friends and my father.   Some of the people who contributed I have not seen in many years or even met in person.   They live all over the country, so it truly was a West Coast and East Coast effort.   I’m still sending out thank you cards and notes to everyone.

For the time being I’m not able to use the iPad.   Because of my physical limitations it’s not easy for me to use a touchscreen device as large as the iPad.   I’m working with a local occupational therapist to jury rig a special stylus that I can use as an extension of my hand and arm, as well as a way to secure the iPad to my wheelchair so I don’t have to hold on to it.

Hopefully soon everything will be sorted out and I’ll be able to use this device.   In case you’re wondering, they got me the 32 GB model with Wi-Fi and 3G capability.