• August 5, 2018amtryke recipients people weve helped
15 year-old Lydia Albiar showed up at one of our recent Monday Luncheons with a whole lot of family to watch her receive her brand new AmTryke.
She was joined by her Grandmother and Grandfather, her Uncle and Aunt, and her three sisters – Jordan, Sophia, and Josefa. All three were excited about having their sister “able to ride bikes outside together.”
Lydia is a 10th grader at Cooper, and has been working with Allison and Chelsea (her PTs) and Lindsey (her OT) at Trustpoint, one of our club’s AmTryke Evaluation Sites. They say she has greatly enjoyed using the AmTryke that they have there at Trustpoint, and that now having her own AmTryke will be a great way for her to be doing her cardiovascular workouts in a fun way.
Doing necessary, but not always pleasant, therapy in a fun way was a big part of the idea behind the AmTryke when it was developed by Sue Heywood in Longview over 25 years ago, and we are proud to be able to keep the mission going of providing mobility for those with disabilities. If you would like to be a part of that mission, JOIN US some Monday at our regular luncheon at the McKenzie/Merket Alumni Center on the Tech campus.