Help a Cerebral Palsy Patient Stay Active

Help a Cerebral Palsy Patient Stay Active

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Hello all, my name is Robert, and I have had cerebral palsy since birth, I am 34 now, but was a Riley hospital child, until I was 18, I've had a total of 32 surgeries,  and as you can probably imagine,  being able to enjoy the small things in life, can sometimes be a challenge, when I was about 8 years old, I had the biggest stroke of good luck possible for a boy that age, David Letterman, a late night TV host, had donated funds to Riley,  for a few lucky kids to have a bike similar to the one here, and I was one of the choosen kids, and boy was I grateful! Before that, I wasn't able to experience riding a bicycle like all my freinds. And neighborhood kids due to needing special equipment to make it possible,  but afterwards,  it was the best feeling in the world,  making freinds, enjoying outdoors,  and keeping my mobility and strength up! But, just like with all good things in life, I eventually had to give up my beloved bike, because I outgrew it, so I donated it back to the very people who made it possible for me, so another child could experience the joy I felt riding it! Since then, I've been searching for another option,  so I can have that wonderful feeling again,  but those bikes are often expensive,  and not obtainable to me, on a very fixed disability income, I'm very independent,  I live In my own house, drive my own car, pay my own bills, ect. I've never done something like this before, because of not wanting to burden someone with my story, but the older I get, the more I feel my strength dwindling,  and it's constantly on my mind as a concern,  I just want to say to everyone that made it this far in the story, thank you for reading, and anything helps!

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