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"With this bike, we can help her get into a childhood experience that may help not only include her in that everyday childhood fun but as a therapeutic means as well."

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

Adriana is a typical 3-year-old who enjoys her playtime. Bike riding has been difficult with balance and range of motion issues as a result of this birth injury. Having a bicycle that can help provide more support for the given problems will greatly impact her on a physical and emotional level.

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"Ferrin is an amazing kid who deserves amazing things."

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

Ferrin is a 15-year-old teenager who loves his family and friends. He is always helping others when he can, especially his grandfather whom he calls Fa. His Fa had 2 strokes over a year ago and Ferrin had been the biggest help when it comes to his Fa's daily living activities. He also loves helping his 3 younger cousins with anything and everything they need. Together they love going to the park, playing video games, swimming and so much more. He is a selfless teenager who loves to make people laugh and make sure everyone around him is happy. He's been serious about making sure his health has become one of his top priorities. Obtaining this adaptive device would ensure that his health is maintained and help immensely with some goals that he has set for himself.

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.