A Trike Made For Daisy

A young girl from Runcorn who has a complex heart condition has access to far more “fun and happiness” thanks to an Enable grant for a new Tomcat Trike.

Daisy, aged four, has CHARGE syndrome, the symptoms of which include a complex heart condition, being blind in her left eye, deaf in her left ear and also severe hearing loss in her right ear.

She is currently unable to walk independently but can do so with a walking frame, but remans unable to ride a mainstream bike or trike.

“Daisy is currently attending a mainstream school who are doing everything they can to be as inclusive as possible,” says Lindsey de Bartolo, Enable Funding Officer with the Steve Morgan Foundation.

“The Enable grant for a Tomcat specialist trike will now improve Daisy’s lower limb strength and stamina and encourage her gross motor development.

“The Tomcat trike gives Daisy access to an activity she can enjoy with her family and with her peers that she would not be able to take part in otherwise.

“It also provides her with an increased sense of independence and improves her emotional wellbeing.”

An Enable grant of just under £2,000 has been awarded to Daisy for the purchase of the Tomcat trike.

“The grant has allowed Daisy to have great therapy and exercise from a custom trike,” said Daisy’s mum Leah.

“She is now able to join in bike rides with her friends and family which she had not been able to do before.

“We want to thank the Steve Morgan Foundation for allowing Daisy this freedom, and has already brought her so much fun and happiness.

“As a family, we are so grateful for this.”

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