Brothers In Bikes

A seven-year-old boy from Flintshire is now able to share in valuable play time with his brother, thanks to a new balance bike donated by the Steve Morgan Foundation.

Evan, from Shotton, suffers from oral and physical Dyspraxia, with delayed and unclear speech, poor co-ordination and global development delay, as well as recently being diagnosed with ADHD.

“Despite these challenges, Evan is a boy who loves to play outside whenever he can,” says Karen Charles, Enable Funding Officer with the Steve Morgan Foundation.

“He would love to be able to cycle with his younger brother Noah and his friends, but previously had been unable to co-ordinate his limbs sufficiently to pedal and balance at the same time on a standard bicycle.

“This new balance bike awarded by one of our Enable grants means Evan is now able to join in with the cycling, therefore integrating with his peers and sharing meaningful leisure time with Noah.

“It will also contribute to improving his fitness, self-esteem and confidence in social situations.”

The Strider 16 Sport Balance Bike cost £165 and was awarded by one of the Foundation’s Enable grants.

These are available for specialist equipment for people of all ages – for more details visit the Enable section of the website or call (01829) 782808.

 

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