Allegheny General Hospital provides adaptive bike, strollers for children
Eleven Pittsburgh area children with disabilities received adaptive bikes, strollers or communication devices Thursday at Allegheny General Hospital.
Variety , a North Hills-based charity, runs the My Bike, My Stroller and My Voice programs. The My Bike program provides free Rifton adaptive bikes to eligible children. The programs gave away six bikes, one adaptive stroller and four communication devices.
Two children were fitted for adaptive bikes that will be available to them in the future. The event culminated with a short parade through some of the halls of AGH lined by cheering staff and volunteers.
Tracey Shea-Derby, mother of Tyler, a child who was given an adaptive bike, explained the importance of the day: “It means having a chance to be included as well as providing an opportunity for others to see what he can do instead of what he can’t.”
Nate Smallwood is a Tribune-Review staff writer.