Four-year-old Avalon, who has cerebral palsy, is a bright, determined little girl. She likes to draw and loves a chat. Her mum, Kristie, has known for some time that increased mobility would improve Avalon’s physical and emotional wellbeing.
The challenge was “to get her moving and strengthen the muscles” in her legs and hands so that Avalon could achieve more independence.
Kristie arranged a session with Freedom Wheels and found it “easy and hassle-free.” After a couple of follow up contacts to get the measurements right Avalon was zipping around on her very own Freedom Wheels bike.
Her first ride is etched in Kristie’s memory.
“She was so happy. There she was doing donuts in the corridors at Cerebral Palsy Alliance squealing with delight and people came out of their offices and started clapping,” says Kristie.
Avalon loves the mobility and independence.
“I just pop her on the bike and she takes herself everywhere riding around, laughing her head off. I am so proud”.
Avalon’s legs are getting stronger and the tightness in her left hand has improved through gripping the handlebars and steering.
Kristie says one of the greatest benefits of Avalon’s Freedom Wheels bike has been to her social development. “It is so inclusive for her to be going to the park and being just one of the many kids there riding their bikes.”