Lucy has Rett Syndrome and because of this she cannot walk, talk, or use her hands. Therefore, she cannot exercise in many traditional ways. She uses a walker to practice learning to walk, and a stander for weight bearing to increase her bone density. An adaptive bike would be an especially amazing form of exercise that her body desperately needs. In addition to the physical benefits, she could also join other kids in a typical activity. This would be so emotionally beneficial to her in that she would be enjoying the same activity that other kids do while being out in the fresh air and sunshine, enjoying life like any other kid. That would be a huge deal for her. She has used her communication device to express her desire to ride a bike many times and I think this adaptive bicycle would be an important and wonderful addition to our continuous efforts at improving Lucy’s quality of life.I’m friends with Lucy’s father. It would be great if you can take a second and help her out.
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