Enjoyed family and friend time while regrouping in Winnipeg. Our sweet daughter shocked us by flying there to meet us.
Milo was the recipient of the Freedom Concept bike in Winnipeg. There is no more adorable 2 1/2 year old than Milo.
Ken and Freedom Concepts hosted a barbecue event for family and friends where we met Milo and some of his “village”. Parents Peter and Erin, grandparents Richard and Luna, and physio Heather were all there cheering Milo on. Chris and Steve from Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation who were instrumental in making this happen for Milo, were also there.
This bike will help Milo use his left side which was affected by a stroke before he was born. He was already holding on with both hands and his left leg was working along with his right as he made the bike move on his own. Milo made everyone’s day. He is a happy, determined young guy. This was a perfect day with Milo and his family, Ken and the Freedom team and our friends and family.
We have added a link to the Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba to our blog where anyone may donate towards building additional bikes for special needs people in Manitoba. We do anticipate adding links for other provinces, but that is still work in progress. If you would like to contribute to additional bikes for Manitoba, please go to our blog at jayanddebsjoyride.home.blog and click “Want to Help?” in the menu. This has been more complicated than we ever could have imagined, and we greatly appreciate the help Freedom Concepts and Steve have given us to make this a reality. Our little Joy Ride is growing.
An unforeseen consequence of adding this link, is it has morphed us into media hounds!!! We did 2 radio spots and 2 TV spots while in Winnipeg!
We got our bikes overhauled at the incomparable Woodcock Cycle Works where we bought them last year. Not only do they have the best service, product lines and on floor experience (check out their road rash and broken limbs), but their espresso bar is worthy of a stop even if you don’t ride a bike.