A Very Happy Boy!

A boy from Walton who suffers from some challenging physical issues is now enjoying some independence and is able to feel ‘normal’ again thanks to an Enable grant for a Tomcat Trike from the Steve Morgan Foundation.

Daniel, who lives with his mum and sister, suffers from infantile idiopathic scoliosis, a severe and progressive curvature of the spine, leaving him with limited movement and balance issues, and the need for continual stretching.

“Daniel had said that he would love to be able to ride a bike with friends in the park,” said Lindsey De Bartolo, Enable Funding Officer with the Steve Morgan Foundation.

“As he has spinal rods, he needs to be very careful when mobilising so he doesn’t fall and cause damage to the rods.

“This had been having a negative impact on his wellbeing as it had limited his participation in many everyday activities.

“The Enable grant for a Tomcat Trike, has greatly enhanced Daniel’s wellbeing and the social interaction he is able to enjoy with his friends.”

The Steve Morgan Foundation provided a grant of £1,473 towards the trike, which has made such a positive impact on Daniel’s life.

“I have a very very happy little boy, who at least feels ‘normal’, and that is Daniel’s expression, not mine,” says his Mum.

“I am a single parent of two children, both with their own individual needs which can be very challenging, but also extremely rewarding.

“To see Daniel’s face when he received the trike gave me such a happy feeling.

“This will open so many doors and help him with his confidence and it is all down to the Steve Morgan Foundation.

“I cannot thank the Foundation enough from the bottom of our hearts.”

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