We got my son Dylan a MacLaren Special Needs stroller at age 3.5. Our health insurance paid for the whole thing. Dylan is now 7 and gladly rides in it. He even chose to take it on a school outing to the zoo and some of his friends even chose to ride in it when he wasnt using it. Once his teacher explained that he used it because of muscle weakness/tiredess his peers had no issues accepting it and even wanted to take turns pushing. We have taken it traveling all over the place. easy to collapse and take with. We have asked him if he would prefer a scooter but he is happy to stick with "strollie for now",. He only uses it if we are doing a lot of walking etc.
Thanks for all the great information!
Question - for those of you that were able to get insurance to cover the cost of the pushchair/stroller, how did you do it? We have been trying to get BCBS to pre-authorize the purchase, but they're denying it because we don't plan to use it within our home?!?!? We submitted a letter of medical necessity from both the physical therapist and the neurologist, but still no luck.
BCBS is suggesting that we purchase the pushchair and submit the claim. Then when it gets denied, we can appeal. I'm a little hesitate to do this, given that these pushchairs can cost nearly $1000 or more!
We're considering either the Special Tomato Jogger or the Advance Mobility Liberty, since they're all terrain and don't look 'clinical'. We're not quote ready for that...
Any help is appreciated.