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Tom’s Freedom Wheels

Posted on 5th Nov 2018

“Tom’s an energetic 8-year-old he loves going fast on the motorbike and playing outdoors,” said mum Lisa. “Tom has Phelan-McDermid Syndrome and part of this syndrome is being on the Autism spectrum, he is nonverbal and needs assistance to do things like eating and dressing. Tom used to be able to speak and ride a […]

Natasha’s Story, told by mum, Lou.

Posted on 4th Oct 2018

At 20 weeks of pregnancy, Ljubica and Josh learnt that their twin girls had Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome. Their placenta was not shared equally, and baby Natasha wasn’t receiving nourishment. Immediate surgery was conducted but as a side effect, Natasha had a stroke. Ljubica tells the story. “At 30 weeks I was given the […]

Thanks to YOU Natasha will Ride The Bridge in 2018 Spring Cycle!

Posted on 12th Sep 2018

Spring Cycle is Sydney’s most iconic family-friendly bike ride offering cyclists the chance to ride the Harbour Bridge (car-free). And all Spring Cyclists can get kids with disability riding! Spring Cyclists have already raised enough to build a special new bike for Natasha. Now she will ride the Harbour Bridge with twin sister Natalia, older […]

Sydney Cycling Club Ride for Kids with Disability

Posted on 7th Sep 2018

4-year-old Alfie lives with Cerebral Palsy which has also affected his vision. Mum Laura says, “Alfie can move about using his walking frame with the help of someone to guide him. Alfie is nonverbal but understands a lot of what we say to him. He is learning some hand signals for food and bedtime.” “His […]

Lila’s Freedom Wheels

Posted on 26th Jun 2018

“Lila is a determined 4-year-old with a big character and light-hearted attitude to life. She enjoys art, music and dancing. Her favourite colour is pink,” said Natalie, Lila’s mum. Lila was born with two major heart conditions and underwent her first cardiac surgery at 19 hours old. After a challenging 12 months, Lila was diagnosed […]

Tyler’s Freedom Wheels

Posted on 29th May 2018

“Tyler is 6 years old, he’s a happy, strong-willed boy who loves bikes,” says mum Sarah. Tyler has been diagnosed with global development delay and a mild intellectual disorder which has affected his speech and motor skills. Tyler had tried riding a standard bike but the wobbly training wheels made him feel scared, he was […]

Annabelle’s Freedom Wheels

Posted on 13th Mar 2018

Annabelle is a fun-loving and happy five-year-old who enjoys playing outdoors. Annabelle has a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and has significant coordination and motor difficulties.  She is unable to speak and uses her iPad and hands (Auslan) to communicate and express herself. Annabelle’s mum, Kathleen, noticed Annabelle laughing and being excited to see children […]

Katelyn’s Freedom Wheels

Posted on 25th Jan 2018

Katelyn is an active nine-year-old who loves playing outdoors. Katelyn really wanted to ride a bike just like her brother and sister. Katelyn has cerebral palsy and uses a walker and wheelchair to assist with her mobility. Due to her condition, she experiences muscle spasms throughout her body. Katelyn received her first Freedom Wheels bike […]

A Special Bike for Ashlynn

Posted on 18th Jan 2018

Ashlynn is a very creative 12 year who loves to draw, write poems and is very musical. A year ago a brain tumour measuring 5.5cm was found in Ashlynn’s brain. This required brain surgery. Ashlynn was very brave and the surgery was successful. However, it has left her with no vision in her left eye, […]

Mitch hit 6,000kms on his custom bikes!

Posted on 19th Oct 2017

Mitch was born with Cerebral Palsy and can’t stand or walk unaided. Despite this Mitch and his family rode the 16km river course at the 2017 Spring Cycle because as dad Scott says, ‘the 10kms isn’t enough of a challenge!’ Mitchel came to Freedom Wheels in 2006 and received his first bike on his 3rd birthday. […]

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