7-year-old David Albino received the surprise of a lifetime as we presented his family with a customized adaptive bike on May 20, 2022. Take a look!
The bike represents hope for a more mobile and joy-filled future for David as he lives with the physical challenges associated with cerebral palsy. The Albino family will continue to fundraise with Help Hope Live for a lifetime of critical medical and related out-of-pocket expenses.
David was born 10 weeks premature and spent his first 12 weeks in the NICU. Today, he is a lively 7-year-old who loves first grade, reading, TikTok, and spending time with his eight siblings and five pets.
His mother, Rebecca, says his favorite place in the world is Schreiber Pediatric, where he receives regular therapy to encourage mobility and wellness – making that location an easy choice for this bike presentation!
David’s diagnosis makes walking and moving independently difficult for him, which also means a traditional bike is out-of-reach.
Thanks to financial support from the Philadelphia Flyers Alumni Association, we presented David with a beautiful and fully customized Freedom Concepts adaptive bike that is ready for him to ride.
Adaptive bikes can provide more than a sense of fun and freedom to kids with disabilities like David. They encourage greater mobility, a sense of independence, physical activity, outdoor access, and greater social participation.
However, because they are rarely covered by insurance, they come with a substantial out-of-pocket cost that can exceed $6,000.
This is our eleventh adaptive bike giveaway to tristate kids with disabilities – view our previous bike presentations here.
“For families like the Albinos, our nonprofit is their lifeline: a trusted, secure, and compassionate resource for medical fundraising, and the only organization of its kind.”
Our nonprofit has a far-reaching mission, providing not only trusted and experienced medical fundraising help to thousands of families but also exclusive discounts through our industry partnerships, free non-fundraising resource directories, special adaptive bike presentations like this one, and more.
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