By: Diane Benjamin
The Cornbelt Ambucs presented an Amtryke to Tri-Valley High School student Zachary Thorndyke this morning.
Zac couldn’t stop smiling!
This bike has been customized for Zac. Ambucs works with a physical therapist so the recipient is not only safe but is able to build strength using it. Ambucs also works with Easter Seals to provide mobility and independence to people with disabilities. Zac had been using a wheelchair at school and an OLD bike that had been donated. This bike can be adjusted as he grows, he owns it and will be able to use it for many years.
The local Ambucs members who attended are: Al Bedell, Vicky Strauss, J Balmer, and Marcia Hammerstrand. This bike cost around $1000, all funds are raised through contributions and fundraisers.
See their website here for more information: http://www.cornbeltambucs.org/
The local group provides around 25 of these bikes a year locally. They also build ramps to make access to homes easier.