Helping Rob cope with Tetraplegia

Keeping busy – 13 months since leaving Salisbury

It may have been quiet on the blog but Rob has certainly been keeping busy.

Off the beaten tracks for a woodland expedition

Off the beaten tracks for a woodland expedition

Over the Easter holidays and once the ground dried up Rob put his driving skills and chair to the test in the woods with carers and Dad shifting fallen branches to clear the way! Low branches taking out the controls at one stage!

At Kingsholm to see Glos beat the Chiefs

At Kingsholm to see Glos beat the Chiefs

Managed to pick a great match when Glos played some of their best rugby at Kingsholm and also meet up with school friends at half time.

Haven't you grown

Haven’t you grown

Rob continues to stand in his chair and also now move around the house while standing. Granny says she can’t believe how tall he is but Rob’s reply is that the difference is not all down to him!! The standing is also really important as Rob has been asked to go to a robotics conference in Rome in July where they would like him to be a test pilot for controlling Rex with brain waves. The aim is to get him to demonstrate the use of brian power control of Rex and be the first tetraplegic and ventilated person to walk across a stage. Exciting training to come!

Suited up for interview

Suited up for interview

It is not all play, along with revising for exams Rob has gone for two interviews for summer work placements. One to EDF in Gloucester and one to the Guardian in London where he was up against several others for the placements. Both were long days and whilst he has time booked now with EDF Rob should hear next week from the Guardian.
One evening Rob’s driving skills were also put to the test as fun and games were devised towing along the bale trolley! Thoughts of banana boats on summer holidays came to mind-Watch the video to get an idea!

Not too fast please!

Not too fast please!