Olivia's Dream
$165 raised
21% of $800 goal
5 contributors
4 Years running
Meet Olivia! Olivia is our 3 and a 1/2 year old bundle of personality, whose body can't keep up with her determination and curiosity. From the time she was born Olivia struggled to achieve physical milestones because of a undiagnosed ...

Meet Olivia!

Olivia is our 3 and a 1/2 year old bundle of personality, whose body can't keep up with her determination and curiosity. From the time she was born Olivia struggled to achieve physical milestones because of a undiagnosed condition that affects her muscles ability to strengthen and tone. She didn't begin walking until almost two, and still doesn't have the muscle strength to run very well or jump. Olivia's favorite thing to do is to go FAST! Whether it's in a stroller, a Powerwheel, or in the car, Olivia loves the sensation of going fast. Combine that with a desire to "do it herself" and learning how to ride a bicycle, like her older siblings, is her new dream. Unfortunately, for Olivia, riding a traditional tricycle/bicycle is too difficult. Her physical therapist has recommended that we try to get Olivia an adapted tricycle. She is able to ride one at therapy and does very well. (As you can see in the picture above). With an adaptive tricycle she would yet another way to strengthen those leg muscles. With stronger leg muscles she would be able to jump and possibly...one day.. not have to wear SMO's (leg braces).

 These types of adaptive bikes generally start out at about $800. With all the costs that we have with Olivia's medical needs, and other household costs, this type of expense is just too difficult for us to do on our own. We have been placed on a "wish list" for donors of the local group who distributes the bikes. However, in order to move up the list we need to raise as much of the money as we can by ourselves. We would appreciate any and all donations we can get so that maybe we can have her bike by next spring. Thank you!

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