Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New Wheels!


A few weeks ago I wrote about  the AMBUCS proposal with the Pepsi Refresh Program. I was asking you to vote for their $50,000 grant to give therapeutic Amtrykes to 100 children with disabilities. In my excitement and enthusiasm, I thought Ben was on that list of 100. He was actually 340th on the list.

This information filtered down to Ben's Aunt Olivia, my sister. As a surprise, she and her family donated the tricycle for Ben. It came last week and the photos are from his first day riding on it. Clearly, he is enjoying himself.

In those first moments as Ben sat on his tryke, I kept imagining the 100 children who were about to receive theirs from the grant through Pepsi Refresh. For the past several months, Ben has been in a baby stroller or Convaid wheelchair for any type of travel or outings. I am sure other parents and families make do with what they can, and it truly is an exciting moment to see your child receive something that will make him more independent, more mobile and help him with gross motor skills at the same time.

This tricycle is truly a very special gift.

If you are interested in finding out more about AMBUCS and Amtryke, please contact them:

Mailing AddressP.O. Box 5127
High Point, NC 27262
Shipping / Physical Address4285 Regency Drive
Greensboro, NC 27410
Phone: 1-800-838-1845
Fax: (336) 852-6830 




2 comments:

  1. Looking good:)
    What a beautiful gift.
    Love,
    Barb

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  2. Gosh, I'm so happy for Ben I'm almost to tears.

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