Tis’ the season of giving, and this one has been a full year in the making! Thanks to the countless hours of craftsmanship, fundraising, and travel, three custom Amtryke bikes were gifted to three of Cole’s very own this December!
Organized by Jessica Bradley, PT, DPT, this very special gift exchange was customized to suit and fit the needs of three patients of hers. All three tricycle models were made-to-order with adaptabilities to fold for ease of travel, and extend for each of these new tryke owners to grow into for years to come.
Amtryke has a long history of providing these unique services to some of the most vulnerable members of the special needs community. Their mission is dedicated to inspiring mobility and independence through the power of bike riding. Each tryke is designed to accommodate riders of all ages and physical capabilities, making it a perfect tool for therapists to improve our young patient’s motor skills, strength development and self-esteem.
The fun and freedom of riding your own bike is something everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy.”
We’d like to send out a special thank you to Billy Hagenbucher, Brenda Hagenbucher and Steve Rogers (members of the AMBUCS – Longview chapter) for the flawless execution and delivery of these wonderful gifts donated to our patients right in time for the holiday!
To date, over 40,000 Amtrykes have been provided around the United States. The majority of these trykes are purchased by volunteer members of the AMBUCS organization (like the ones mentioned above) and donated free of charge to children in need or Veterans in their own communities. The great work this organization sets out to do is never done. Therefore, assistance to upkeep the services they provide are always needed.
Please visit https://ambucs.org/riders for ways to get involved and possibly provide yet another life-changing gift to a deserving individual.