We just got the bike an hour ago and Andy already tried it. He LOVED it!! We actually have a small incline on the street so he was able to do it himself. It was the most amazing moment when he looked over and realized he was the one biking. He was so happy!! We canâ€™t thank you enough!!
You have made such a huge difference in his life. We are just so grateful to you and to the foundation* for this amazing gift.
So I have attached a couple of pictures. I think you will be able to see just how happy he is on the bike. .
Thank you so much!!
*The Ethan Henry Lecours Foundation generously funded Andy’s adaptive tricycle.
Great news!! Beau has his bike, and he loves it!
I want you guys to know that he was really discouraged for several weeks (4 weeks, actually) after his surgery in August and he lost so much strength in his core and his legs, that he could barely stand even with assistance. He was falling forward and his legs were collapsing every time he tried to stand or walk. He didn’t want to play or even move around our house. He just wanted to lay on the couch or in his bed and when encouraged to get up and play he told us he “can’t” constantly.
As soon as we received the trike from Freedom Concepts (literally, the delivery truck was still in our driveway when we got Beau up on the bike!) Beau started trying to pedal. He rode several times a day for several days. Within two days Beau took his first independent steps! His physical therapists and I whole-heartily believe that the exercise he receives from riding have made walking possible. We can’t thank you all enough for providing Beau with hope, independence and happiness- all achieved while riding his new bike!
“Thank you” just isn’t enough!
Please enjoy the pictures and videos I’ve attached
Our daughter Vivienne received her adaptive bike last Thursday evening. On the weekend we were able to try it out for the first time and she LOVED it! I am attaching a picture with a big smile on her face enjoying her new gained mobility.
Please also check out a video of her: http://vivienneannika.blogspot.com/
Her laughter and fun are a testimony for your commitment in helping children. Being able to operate a bike by herself, made not only my heart jump, but more importantly Vivienne’s heart jumped “a million” (That’s how Vivienne would say it.)
Thank you for not hesitating a heartbeat in reaching out to our wonderful daughter Vivienne and our family!
God bless you,
Helena (Vivienne’s mother)
Dear Freedom Concepts,
My entire family would like to thank you soooo much for producing such a wonderful bike for our son. Having his own bike to ride has brought such joy to our son. Bryan now can go out for a bike ride with his little sisters and his best friend(his service dog Tyak). Bryan no longer needs to sit in his wheelchair and watch his sisters and the other kids in the neighborhood ride their bikes. He now has his own! We no longer need to hear Bryan ask us why he doesn’t have a bike. Thanks to Freedom Concepts,Bryan now can go out for a ride like all the other kids.
After spending last summer living in the hospital and not being to be home and go out to play, this has made our little boy so happy. Not only has this made Bryan so happy, but all his doctors are very excited. This is a great way for him to get exercise and also help strengthen his legs which for a child who has cerebral palsy is a very difficult task.
We can go on and on about how wonderful having this new Freedon Concepts bike in our son’s life has positively impacted our family, but we just wanted to reach out and say thank you for helping make so many kids and adults so happy!
Marissa & Tony Rebimbas
and Bryan & Tyak
and his sisters Coryn & Madison too!!!!!!
Dear Freedom Concepts,
Josh was born at 25 weeks gestation.Â Due to his premature birth he suffered a Grade 4 IVH which led to Hydrocephalus and required placement of an IVP shunt when he was 3 months old.Â He’s endured multiple shunt revisions.Â To date Josh has developed seizure disorder and has global developmental delays.Â He is ambulatory but nonverbal.Â Josh also has a twin brother who has no delays.
When Josh was introduced to the Freedom Concepts trike at physical therapy, it was evident that he loved it.Â We began applying for insurance coverage immediately.Â The process required effort on our part but we followed the directions recommended by Freedom Concepts.Â After pursuing coverage following a denial and an appeal we finally received approval!Â The wait was well worth it and Josh LOVES his new trike!!
Now Josh can ride his trike while his brother rides his bike.Â It’s great to see them both enjoying the freedom and outdoors together.