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PHOTOS: Charity Presents Adaptive Bikes To Local Children

Staff reportMay 24, 2019

Children’s charity Variety, in close partnership with Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18 and various organized labor groups, has expanded its ‘My Bike’ program and presented customized adaptive bikes to several Luzerne and Wyoming county children with disabilities during LIU’s field day Thursday at Spartan Stadium in Kingston. Variety’s ‘My Bike’ program provides Rifton adaptive bikes to eligible children, many of whom who have never been able to ride a typical bicycle due to the challenges they face. Launched in November 2012, the program has demonstrated that when the mobility needs of children with disabilities are prioritized it is possible to meet something so fundamental to childhood, as ensuring that all children can have a bike – regardless of their disability. ABOVE: Jeremy Murphy, assisted by his mother, Allison Heck, smiles as he rides his new bike. For more photos from the event, visit citizensvoice.com.

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