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Sue_151

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Review for Save the Kid Fund Inc, EAST LYME , CT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

2 weeks ago our son Nathan was having an occupational therapy session when his OT suggested he try to ride a bike. At 16 years old Nate has NEVER been able to ride a bike - even during therapy sessions. She assured us this bike would be different. How right she was!

When Nate saw the bike something clicked, he couldn't wait to get on. He felt secure with the extra stabilizing around his torso. The handlebars were easy to grip and his feet couldn't slide off the pedals... within minutes he was making his way down the hospital corridor! When we peddled by the office door a woman asked if he would like one of his own.. she gave us a printed page for Save-the-Kid and told us to call.

When you are the parent of a child with special needs you get used to red tape, insurance denials and long waiting lists. I was expecting to submit our name, provide documentation dating back 3 generations and produce DNA samples for everyone in the household... instead I spoke with a real live person, a very friendly man named Frank Matovic who assured me there was no need to sign over our firstborn so that Nathan could have a bike of his own. Instead, he asked about Nathan's specific needs and explained how to measure him to make sure the bike he received was exactly what he needed! At this point in the conversation he also asked about our daughter Anna who also has special needs.. HE TOOK HER MEASUREMENTS AND PROMISED ANNA A BIKE TOO!!!

Well tonight, just about 2 weeks later - BOTH children have beautiful new bikes and even the helmets to go with them!

These bikes are going to make 2 children happy for many years. When they had to come in the house this evening the bikes came in too.. they even wore their helmets in the living room while they sat on them watching a movie. I'm surprised we were able to get them off to go to bed!

We cannot thank Save the Kid enough for the kindness they showed to Nathan & Anna. Thank you for providing bikes that will support their therapy goals, that will encourage them to learn new skills and will help them fit in and interact with their peers.

Thank you for helping our kids simply be KIDS!

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