WHAT CREATES A SENSE OF FREEDOM for you? For a young man named Preston, freedom is achieved when he rides his bike. But Preston isn’t just any young man and his bike isn’t just a bike. Preston has Mitochondrial Disease, which causes low muscle tone, fatigue, and balance issues. His adaptive bike is designed to allow him to keep up with his friends and family.
“It was August 10, 2011. That was the day of Preston’s first bike ride,” shares Deb Buenaga, Preston’s mother. “I will never forget that day.”
The bike was donated to him through a local fundraiser. “The smile that was brought on through this bike made us determined to ‘pay it forward’ by raising money for more children to realize their dream of riding their own bike,” explains Buenaga. With this goal in mind, she and her husband went on to create Preston’s March for Energy. Read more >