Go, Go Gadget!

November 19, 2015 at 10:32 PM 9 comments

Q: What do (certain) old people and (certain) young people have in common?

A: A surprising number of mobility devices.

For weeks, Eliana has been just on the cusp of getting her walk on, but she just hasn’t quite been able to figure it out.  She’s standing up like a champ, and even cruising a few awkward steps at a time, but that was about it.  Today one of her therapists brought her this go go gadget walker (also sometimes known as a gait trainer) that looks suspiciously like one recently used by…um…a close relative of mine.


Did it work for her?  Oh yeah.  Here are a couple of videos from just a few hours later – one coming towards you, and one walking off into the metaphorical sunset (also known as bedtime).

Enjoy – and I suspect there might be more than one of you giving her a”go go go” while you watch.




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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Bubbe  |  November 20, 2015 at 1:15 AM

    1. Snarky comments about your mother are not appreciated.
    2. She made me cry AGAIN

    • 2. Hank  |  November 20, 2015 at 8:28 AM

      No snark, merely an observation.

  • 3. Cuzzin Maisie  |  November 20, 2015 at 2:08 AM

    Absolutely fantastic! Go, Eliana, Go!!!

  • 4. pghgrunbrg@aol.com  |  November 20, 2015 at 3:18 AM

    OK….so just a few observations: First a big YOU GO GIRL to Ms. Eliana! And to her Big Sis Shira who obviously is really an integral part in this process for Eliana to become “normal” (Oh gracious, what is normal anyway?). Everybody knows we can go faster when we’re not on carpet. Put that girl on tile and watch her rip! What an amazing time we live in! Ms. Eliana is a miracle. Her family is devoted, no matter what. And she’s going to not only not need all those nasty tubes, but she’s going to put on her sneakers and make you run after her! It’s a journey to be sure but what a precious little lady and what an unbelievable family. One very lucky girl to have been born into your family of love and of “Let’s get ‘er done”! CONGRATULATIONS all around!

    Suzanne Suzanne Gruneberg, Associate Broker ABR, CRS, GREEN, GRI, SRES RE/MAX CSI Realtors, Inc. 1720 Washington Road Pittsburgh, PA 15241 Office : 412-833-0900 Mobile/Text : 412-779-5700 Named 2011 Realtor of the year by the PA Association of Realtors PA Real Estate License : AB 060757 L

    • 5. Hank  |  November 20, 2015 at 8:30 AM

      Thanks Suzanne. It’s definitely been gratifying to see her make such great progress after all she’s been through.

  • 6. Paula  |  November 20, 2015 at 11:06 AM

    Go Eliana Go! Keep smiling and keep moving.

  • 7. Richard Burton  |  November 20, 2015 at 12:58 PM

    WOW! It won’t be long before she’s zooming!

  • 8. Lisa Frey  |  November 23, 2015 at 10:10 AM


  • 9. Sandra  |  December 2, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    You go girl!! Eliana you are so amazing. Give me 5 too!!! \|||/
    Such a happy face! She is on the move, watch out!!!


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