Elijah – Autism
10-year-old Elijah is riding his therapy tricycle freely and safely outside with his friends and family!
Elijah was diagnosed with Autism when he was just two years old. The condition has left him without the co-ordination to ride a mainstream bike. But the youngster has been so desperate to join in with his sisters and brother Isaac, that he’s attempted to ride their bikes with disastrous results.
As his mother, Melony, explained: “He just can’t get to grips with a normal bike. He crashed his brothers into wall and his sisters into a neighbour’s car. He had cuts and bruises all over him. Luckily he was OK but I then had to pay for the damage to the car!”
As a result of his condition he’s found it difficult to play outside with other children, often having to watch them from indoors.
But now, Elijah can finally enjoy cycling outdoors with his friends and family.
Melony, explained that the tricycle has had an immediate impact on her sons quality of life: “He’s taken to it so well. It’s given him the independence he craved and he’s like a King when he’s riding it. It’s also got all the safety support that he needs and, after his crashes on the other bikes, the stability makes him feel secure when he’s in the saddle.”