Larson Design Group and its board director, Charles “Skip” Homan recently made a $1,800 donation to support the “My Bike” program of the Variety – the Children’s Charity of Pittsburgh, providing customized Rifton Adaptive bicycles for children with disabilities. “My Bike” is available at no cost to eligible families so that kids may experience the joy, freedom, and the belonging created through bike ownership and riding.
The impact for children and their families has been extraordinary. Said Mary, the mother of James of Beaver County: “The bike is more than just a handle bar and three wheels … it is freedom, normalcy. It is amazing to see what James is doing now. I don’t think that it’s a coincidence that a couple weeks after receiving his bike, James walked independently for the first time, taking 14 steps … all by himself!”
Variety provides children with disabilities with unique programs, experiences, and equipment throughout 54 counties in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The company strives to enable kids with disabilities to live life to the fullest with a focus on mobility, communication, and social inclusion/interaction.
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