A Funeral for Durable Medical Equipment
|Loading the fractured equipment was a 3D game of Tetris|
|Side door view of the jumble|
Savannah loved sitting in her chair. It allowed her to roll to where she needed to go. It meant freedom, a precious commodity for a quadriplegic. It meant strolls outside, rides in her van, visits to her friends in other classrooms at school. It meant she could sit up and look around.
Now, like her, it is gone.
While Jackie broke up the chair on the driveway, I unscrewed the major sections of the bath seats. Unlike the precision instrument that was her wheelchair, the bath seats were clumsy, top heavy monstrosities, held together with Philips head screws and black mold.
We shoved the jumbled mess into the back of her SUV. I bid the wheelchair goodbye and the bath seats good riddance.
The house grows emptier. The dead, especially the disabled, have many possessions of which we must slowly divest. We have more to go through... more to go through until we are done.
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