Meet Erica

DD ResourcesMission Moments

Picture of female smiling wearing a shimmering blue dress.

Since the day Erica’s new power wheelchair was delivered to her at school, she’s been on the go! DD Resources and Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis funded this new chair for Erica, making it possible for her to go wherever she needs to in both sitting and standing positions. Erica’s dad remembers the joy on his daughter’s face well, remarking that “She was so happy. I had to tell her many times that it was staying with us.” As soon as she sat down and was fitted in her new chair, Erica took off to explore the world around her. She snuck off to her classroom when her dad wasn’t looking and began to show her new set of wheels to her friends and teachers. The standing feature on this wheelchair gives her options for how she interacts with the world around her. In fact, the wheelchair arrived just in time for Erica to attend prom! In the standing position, Erica danced to her heart’s content alongside her classmates and friends.