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Area group to offer screenings for theraputic tricycles

Posted by wlpo on February 17, 2015

Going for a bike ride is a great way to get exercise, especially for people who have disabilities. Personalized, therapeutic tricycles make a real difference to people with disabilities.

Robert Swon is the president of the I-80 Chapter of AMBUCS, a group that helps people with disabilities get specialized, therapeutic AM Trykes. Swon learned how beneficial the trikes were when his son, a car crash victim, received a tryke.

Swon says the trykes are different from something you would buy at a store because the are designed by a therapist and included features to accommodate the rider.

If you know a child or young adult that would benefit from a therapeutic tryke, they should visit a fitting session Thursday, February 26 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Peru. If they show a need, the local AMBUCS chapter will collect donations to have a specialize tryke made at no cost to the family.

The I-80 chapter helps serves Grundy, La Salle, Putnam and Bureau Counties. Learn more about them by listening to an interview that’s available at the Classic Hits 103.9 WLPO news page.

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