Posted on 6th Sep 2019
Brodie is a bubbly nine-year-old boy who is living with Down Syndrome. He loves to dance, sing, perform and ride his bike.
Finding the right bike for Brodie has always been difficult for mum, Julie.
“He couldn’t ride a bike at all because there were none that were specific for his needs. We did try a few different bikes, but they were not the right bikes for him,” said Julie. She wanted to find a solution, the right bike for Brodie. Fortunately, she found a Freedom Wheels flyer at Brodie’s Speech Pathologist’s office, where she then called to book a bike assessment in.
“The process was really good!” Said Julie about Brodie’s assessment with the Occupational Therapist.
“They were really great with Brodie. They chose and set up a bike that was suitable for him and his specific needs.”
TAD’s help meant everything to Brodie. Julie said, “Brodie was so excited! I think I was more excited though because I had never seen him ride a bike so confidently and when we got it delivered by TAD, I just cried from joy. Seeing him ride his Freedom Wheels bike was just so amazing.”
With Brodie’s new bike, he is now able to spend more time with his brothers and sister, by heading out to their local parks. Julie said, “He’s now quite capable of doing it on his own without any help so that has been really amazing.”
“I’d definitely recommend Freedom Wheels. Not only does it give your child independence, but it allows them to get out there with their family members and socialise and I think that is very important.”
Brodie and his family will be participating in this years Spring Cycle on October 13th, where he will be cycling across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, all to help other kids living with a disability enjoy the freedom and independence that cycling has to offer.
Donating to Brodie’s Fundraising page ‘would be amazing because then another child is going to get what Brodie got and that was his freedom,’ said mum, Julie.
To fundraise to Brodie’s page, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/brodieellul