RICHMOND, Va. -- Twenty-three more children received a new adaptive bike Sunday thanks to the kindness and generosity of an area nonprofit group.
U.S. Army veteran James Howard started Richmond Empowering Abilities for Children with Cycles or REACHcycles after he received a similar bike several months after a swimming accident left him paralyzed.
The three-wheeled cycles called AmTrykes are custom-made for each child based on their ability.
"It's priceless when these kids get these bikes and they've got the big smiles. There's nothing like it,” Howard said. “It really makes it all worthwhile you know when you see them ride off. It's an incredible benefit for them and us too.”
Organizers said they are always raising money because each bike can cost between $400-$1200.
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REACHcycles has fitted more than 50 children with bikes since 2014.
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