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AMBUCS chapter providing therapy bikes to local children

Posted by wlpo on August 14, 2014

A bicycle is to a child is what a car is to you- freedom.  Unlike your car, a bicycle provides exercise and that’s crucial for people with physical disabilities.

Two dozen people, mostly children are able to ride customized therapy bikes thanks to the I-80 Chapter of AMBUCS. Rob Swon of Seneca helped establish the local chapter last September after his son received a bike in 2008.

Swon says the bikes are designed by therapists and can cost between $200 to $1,100. He says Masonic Lodges have been large supporters.

The LP High School Future Business Leaders of America recently donated a specialized tricycle to Alex Munson of Magnolia. 

Swon says they rely on donations. Find out how you can help by visiting their group on Facebook

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