Boundless Bike Giveaway

TOTAL BIKES GIVEN TO DATE

KIDS WITH RECENTLY FUNDED BIKES

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Braylon P., 10, Mantua
Cerebral Palsy

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Griffin T., 13, Cuyahoga Falls
Spina Bifida

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Adriana C., 3, Columbus
Brachial Plexus injury at birth

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Ferrin L., 15, Newark
Down Syndrome and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

IMPACTING LIVES ONE BIKE AT A TIME

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"She’ll be super happy with her new bike."

Khloe L., 8, Columbus
Lumbar Spinal Cord Injury

Khloe is an energetic, happy, and funny young lady. She is a hard worker and enjoys making new friends. She never let her diagnosis get her down. She loved riding the adaptive bikes while in the hospital and having one at home will help her to participate in outdoor recreation.

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referral Source: Nationwide Children’s Hospital

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"Benny loves being outdoors and smiling at everyone he comes across."

Bennett F., 8, Lancaster
Angelman Syndrome

Benny just turned 8 years old and was diagnosed at age 2 with Angelman Syndrome. He has low muscle tone, so he struggles with muscle and coordination. A bicycle/tricycle is a tool Nationwide Children's Hospital uses to help with his low muscle tone, balance, and coordination. We would like to reinforce this at home. Benny loves being outdoors and smiling at everyone he comes across.

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referral Source: Nationwide Children’s Hospital

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"So excited to start on a whole new adventure with my bike!"

Shail T., 12, Reynoldsburg
Cerebral Palsy

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referral Source: Nationwide Children’s Hospital

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Kiley J., 15, Columbus
Cerebral Palsy, Autism

Kiley needs to be able to get out with her family and explore. Kiley needs to be able to get some stretching for her legs.

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referral Source: Nationwide Children’s Hospital

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"I’m so excited to ride my bike!"

Tajuan S., 7, Westerville
Cerebral Palsy

Tajuan is a very active child. He loves outdoor activities. His siblings and cousins have bikes and I know receiving his adaptive bike would really make him so happy as he would be included into the bike activities.

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referral Source: Nationwide Children’s Hospital

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"A bike would expose more of the world to him and assist with his core strength."

Anthony D., 18, Canton
Down Syndrome, Hypotonia

Anthony is a very social and outgoing young man. He loves riding the bus to school each weekday. He greets everyone as he walks the hall at school. His weekends are spent as a host at his parent's local restaurant. He greets most guests with a hug. When he is riding in the car stopped at a light with his window down, he talks to people in the neighboring cars. He enjoys eating all foods but ice cream is his favorite by far.

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referral Source: ASC Volunteer or Team Member

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"Riding a bike with his friends will make Cayne happy."

Cayne D., 8, Miamisburg
Down syndrome

Cayne is such a fun, loving child who loves being outside and playing with his neighborhood friends. Having a bike that he can enjoy and feel safe and comfortable on would make playing with his friends even more fun and he would feel like one of them!

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referral Source: Nationwide Children’s Hospital

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"A bike will allow Zamil to ride his bike with his sister, and enjoy the outdoor space."

Zamil M., 10, Canal Winchester
Quadriplegic Spastic CP, Seizure disorder

Milly is a lovely young man who enjoys basketball, playing with toys, and spending time with his parents and little sister.  He was in therapy on an inpatient rehab unit this past summer and has made a lot of progress in mobility.  Having a bike will help him get even stronger and he will be able to continue improving his motor skills, have the opportunity to ride his bike with his sister, and enjoy the outdoor space.

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referral Source: Nationwide Children’s Hospital

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Nahum A., 12, Columbus
Autism

Nahum enjoys riding his bike and being outdoors. He has a big brother and little sister who ride bikes and Nahum would like to ride with them. Nahum would love to be able to ride a bike to help him develop other skills such as playing sports and swimming.

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referral Source: Nationwide Children’s Hospital

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"I am excited to go on a journey with my bike!"

Jackson K., 10, Ashville
Cerebral Palsy, Global Developmental Delay, Epilepsy

Jackson loves to get out and see people, he is very social. He loves anything that gets him on the move. We used to be able to bike together, my family gifted him a Wee Hoo and he LOVED it but has outgrown it. I would love a way to explore his town together while still getting him on the move. He has never been successful with handle pedals - he doesn't seem to understand what to do, but more he doesn't see drop-offs or have safety concepts.

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referral Source: ASC Website

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Jamie K., 4, Worthington
Cancer, Stroke, Cerebral Palsy

Jamie needs additional help and support to ride a bike with some stability or balance issues and for weight mgmt.

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referral Source: School

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"I can’t wait to spend time and ride a bike with my siblings."

Aesha M., 17, Columbus
Phelan McDermid syndrome

Aesha loves to spend time with her siblings and she would like to be able to ride her bike with her younger sibling. She has enjoyed riding a bike in therapy.

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referral Source: Therapist

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"Getting a bike will allow him to be more independent, strengthen his core, and help buffer against his medical diagnosis."

Everett B., 8, Lancaster
Rauch- Steindl

Everett is an energetic young man who loves being outdoors, playing with friends, singing, building things, and creating his own imaginative world. He is caring and compassionate and is the leader of his special education class. He goes out of his way to welcome and make new friends. He is brave and likes to keep challenging himself until he accomplishes what he sets his mind to.

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referral Source: Nationwide Children’s Hospital

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"Riding a bike is so much fun!"

Skyler D., 12, Greenup (KY)
WAGR syndrome/autism/ trouble walking

Skyler likes swimming and YouTube but since having to learn to walk again he has discovered a love for the therapy bike at the hospital.

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referral Source: Nationwide Children’s Hospital

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"We love to go on family bike rides."

Paxton V., 11, Columbus
Autism, ADHD, SPD, apraxia

Paxton is always in motion. He loves being outside, going on family walks and hikes, kayaking, and swimming while on vacation. He is the only person in our family with no bike. If he did, we would go on family bike rides. We live in a neighborhood that is walkable and rideable. We also live less than half a mile from a park with riding paths. He learns best when he’s moving, and this would continue to help him grow and thrive in increasing motor planning and increasing his motor movement.

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referral Source: Therapist

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"The wheels on my bike goes round and round…"

Lukas L., 4, Columbus
Autism

Lukas is an energetic 4-year-old who loves Bluey, Numberblocks, and Cocomelon. He enjoys reading, climbing, and rough-housing. He's recently started enjoying spending time with his little brother and sister. He doesn't like being limited, so an adaptive bike would help give him the opportunity to explore his neighborhood with his family while building his strength and confidence.

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referral Source: Therapist

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"I love bike rides!"

Emma S., 7, Aurora
Cerebral Palsy

She loves to ride bikes. She had one that she loved but is no longer able to use it because she is too big now. She loves swimming, biking, swinging and playing with her friends at school.

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referral Source: Akron Children’s Hospital

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"A bike would help us increase her strength, get closer to walking on her own, and also provide her with fun with her family and twin…"

Emily S., 7, Aurora
Liver Transplant, global delay

Emily has spent the first three years of her life in the hospital with sick lungs, and then liver cancer treatment. She is delayed and weak. She loves riding bikes, playing with toys, and swinging. She likes to ride her bike but is currently too big for it and needs an adaptive bike to support her needs. She needs help holding the handles due to sensory issues and also needs help pedaling. A bike would help us increase her strength, get closer to walking on her own, and also provide her with fun with her family and twin who also needs an adaptive bike due to her unique needs.

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referral Source: Akron Children’s Hospital

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"We would love this activity as a family and new independence for our Evan."

Evan G., 16, New Albany
Down Syndrome, Autism

Evan loves watching kids ride bikes but he cannot manage a two-wheel. He loves socializing, using an iPad, dancing, and going to school. His first instinct is to say “no” but as soon as he does it, he likes it! He loves his buddy-up friend and attends communication skills class through that program. He uses a speech device and takes device instruction at OSU weekly when in session. He loves to be outside but would love to soar on a bike!

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referral Source: School

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"Luke wants to ride a bike like the rest of us!"

Luke T., 11, Creston
Down Syndrome

Luke has such a vibrant and engaging personality. He loves hanging with friends and spending time with family, having his own bike would give him the opportunity for an inclusive experience as today he has to ride in a pull-behind trailer. He's becoming too heavy to pull and also too old to enjoy being in the trailer, he wants to ride a bike like the rest of us!

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referral Source: ASC Website

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"This bike would mean so much to me."

Zade G., 8, South Shore (KY)
Developmental disability, CAS and Autism

Zade is a wonderful 8 year old boy that loves to play. He has difficulty with his motor planning so that makes riding a bike and other things we take for granted, very difficult. It is disheartening to watch him struggle. He would be able to have so much more freedom. It would mean so much to us to watch him enjoy riding a bike on his own.

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referral Source: ASC Website

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"I am excited to go bike riding with my siblings."

Serenity H., 11, Columbus
Down Syndrome

Serenity rides an adaptive bike at school, and she absolutely loves it! She doesn't have enough coordination to ride a regular bike. She loves a bike at home because she feels left out seeing her younger siblings ride a bike and she can't.

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referral Source: ASC Website

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"Aydrien is an exceptional child to me and to see him doing things he enjoys fills my heart.. he has been through so much in his little life”"

Aydrien N., 9, Columbus
Blind, Cerebral Palsy, Autism

My family does a lot of outings. I have other grandchildren that play sports and I love to go and watch them play. Sometimes with Aydrien, it’s hard. There’s a trail I can take him on but he will not walk that far. And having a bike could help him ride the trails while we walk with him.

- April N., mom

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referral Source: Nationwide Children’s Hospital

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"This bike would mean the world for Tyrell!"

Tyrell H., 3, Grove City
Glycogen Storage Disease Type 1B

Tyrell is a 3-year-old little boy who loves to have fun! Tyrell’s life is quite challenging from the start with multiple disorders but his fighting spirit has been so rewarding.

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referral Source: Nationwide Children’s Hospital

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"I want to see him smile as he is pedaling beside his big brother."

Cash H., 3, Fleming
Pierre Robin syndrome, hypotonia, weight for height decreased velocity, IUGR, 31 week micropreeime

My 3 year old son has never been able to do things like his brother, such as ride a bike, unfortunately his genetic disorder has caused him to have growth issues and he is very small. He has Perrine Robin syndrome, he had to have many life saving procedures, to be were he is today .He has always have been Too small to reach pedals on anything (believe me we have tried). Being able to ride a bike is so helpful in more ways when it comes to development for children, please help us get my son a bike.

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referral Source: Pediatrician

BIKES FUNDED!

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“Having the extra support and being able to ride a bike would mean the world to Baylee! ”

Baylee N., 4
Menkes Disease

Baylee is a happy little girl who despite setbacks from her disease works so hard to do the things her big sister does!

Sponsor: Peer-to-Peer Friends and Family

Referring Partner: Akron Children’s Hospital

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Cora M., 5
Spina Bifida

Cora is a very active 5 year old. She started Kindergarten this year and is thriving! Cora stays active with swimming and playing sled hockey;she loves to play outside with her brother, friends, and the neighborhood kids. Cora was able to get a hand tricycle that was perfect for her a couple of years ago and she loved taking bike rides in the neighborhood. After 2 years with that trike, she has outgrown it and we are eager to get her riding again with her friends and family! Having an adaptive bike gives Cora the mobility and independence that she doesn’t always have in her wheelchair.

Sponsor: Adaptive Sports Connection Donors

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“(while testing a bike at Pedal with Pete event) I can’t believe the smile on his face when he rides!”

Kennedy, 6, from Columbus
Spastic Cerebral Palsy

Kennedy enjoys playing outside and spending time with his family. Riding a bike can help keep him healthier and enjoying life. He can build up his strength and become more independent.

Sponsor: Pedal with Pete

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“Owen can’t wait to have his very own bike!”

Owen W., 5
Cerebral Palsy

Owen currently has a tricycle but due to his diagnosis he cannot keep his left foot on the pedal and cannot use his left hand to hold the handlebars. He also has a difficult time getting his leg high enough to get on and off the tricycle. Having an adaptive bike will give him the opportunity to ride with freedom and independence. He cannot wait to have his very own bike!

Sponsor: Adaptive Sports Connection Donors

Referring Partner: Akron Children's Hospital

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“Sophia is a very motivated young girl who just wants to ride a bike and will benefit from it in more ways than one!”

Sophia M., 13
Massive Stroke, Moyamoya, Adrenal insufficiency, growth delays, lymphedema

Sophia is 13 years old and had a massive stroke in 2018 due to the stroke she is partially paralyzed on her right side. She loves to ride bikes, play basketball and draw! She would love to have the freedom to be able to ride bikes with her sisters again!

Sponsor: Peer-to-Peer Friends and Family

Referring Partner: Akron Children's Hospital

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“Jordan and his family are so excited for him to be able to ride with them on family bike rides!”

Jordan H., 12
Spastic Cerbral Palsy

Jordan is a 12 year old boy who has 3 brothers and 1 sister and he is the joy of his whole family's life! Jordan has spastic quadraplegic cerbral palsy with other medical conditions that require alot of care. His family tries very hard to fit him in to what the rest of the family is doing and are so excited for him to be able to ride with them! A bike would be amazing for the family so he can go on bike rides with the family instead of getting pushed in his wheelchair which also will allow hime to get exercise for his legs!

Sponsor: Adaptive Sports Connection Donors

Referring Partner: Akron Children’s Hospital

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“An Adaptive Bike will be life changing for our family and for Cherysh!"

Cherysh S., 7
MECP2 Duplication Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Epilepsy

Cherysh is a happy and playful 7 year old who greets each challenge with a smile! She has a neurological disorder that comes with lots of disabilities and health problems. Every new skill she gains is at risk of becoming permanently lost once regressions begin and her disorder can be fatal. She is very smart and strong and does all she can to feel like a "normal" kid despite her challenges. Her disorder affects her muscles and mobility and makes it hard to ride a bike as she doesn't have the strength although she tires anyway. An adaptive bike would help her with her physical therapy that is so vital to maintaining her mobility. It will allow her a sense of accomplishment and normalcy in her unordinary life.

Sponsor: Adaptive Sports Connection Donors

Referring Partner: Akron Children's Hospital

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“I want to ride too!”

Martha L., 17, Columbus
Spastic Triplegia

A bicycle would do so much to help Martha get some exercise that would strengthen her legs and muscles. She has nothing else that can do what a bike could do. She could go to the park and enjoy the summer more.

Sponsor: Adaptive Sports Connection Donors

Referring Partner: Nationwide Children’s Hospital

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"Karlie can’t wait to ride her very own adaptive bike!"

Karlie C., 6
Syngap 1

Karlie is a super friendly and outgoing six year old girl! She perks up when she hears her favorite bluegrass music and favorite show Boss Baby. She was recently diagnosed with Syngap 1 and even though she has special needs she never lets that get her down!

Sponsor: Peer-to-Peer Friends and Family

Referring Partner: Akron Children’s Hospital

Impact lives with one bike today!

Every child deserves a chance to learn how to ride a bike – to feel the freedom and fun with friends and family. For thousands of central Ohio children with disabilities, the access, cost, and training for the right adaptive equipment is out of reach.

Adaptive Sports Connection provides specialized adaptive bikes for children. Working with a volunteer team of physical therapists and cycling enthusiasts, we offer bike evaluations for children, purchase adaptive bikes, put together the bikes, deliver the bikes, and teach children how to ride the bikes.

The joy on the faces of the children and parents is priceless. Last year we gave away 70 adaptive bikes to children with physical and cognitive disabilities.

This year we hope to give away 400 adaptive bikes through our Boundless Challenge Bike Giveaway for Kids.

Bikes restore a sense of possibility and ability to those whom are often told by society that their life is about limitations and disability. Help us in giving the gift of health, independence, and the freedom of mobility through adaptive cycling.

Give the gift of health, independence, and the freedom of mobility!

For more information, please contact Sharon Bucey, CEO
at sharon@adaptivesportsconnection.org or (630) 945-1787.