"I wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU!!!! Thank you for Ryan's bike!!! He loves it!! He got out to ride it for the first time when the weather was so nice! He will definitely be putting the miles on this spring and summer! It is so awesome to see him out and riding and keeping up with his brother!! So Thank you!!" -Sarah, Ryan's mom
Ryan is a funny 5-year-old kid who likes to be social and loves life! He enjoys going to parks, baseball games, watching movies, playing games, and swimming. He is diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disease which affects his brain and muscles and makes activities such as walking and balancing difficult.
Ryan's world is all wrapped up in super heroes right now. Among his favorites are Captain America and Batman, but above all, his big brother is his ultimate super hero. Ryan looks up to his big brother and wants to do everything his brother is doing, including riding bikes.
With the help of friends like YOU, Variety was able to provide Ryan with an adaptive bicycle. Now, he can ride bikes with his #1 super hero - his big brother! The adaptive bike will allow him to build leg strength and allow him to be an active participant in family activities. He doesn't have to be confined to his stroller or wheelchair anymore.