Noah (9 years old) lives with Hemivertebrae, a condition where one side of the vertebra completely fails to form. He also has a tethered spinal cord, which has a significant impact on all aspects of his daily living.
“Noah is always in chronic pain, has muscle weakness, he can’t attend normal school and he can never have a normal night’s sleep. We are at hospital more times than not dealing with the complications arising from his conditions” says mum, Brooke.
Working closely with their physio, Freedom Wheels was able to curate a custom-made tricycle (in his favourite colour – blue!) with extra supports that gives Noah the ability to ride for the very first time, without getting easily fatigued or feeling pain.
“Having this Freedom Wheels trike has given Noah the freedom to be included for the first time. He feels so much joy on many days now when before, he wouldn’t feel it at all.”
Since receiving his new Freedom Wheels trike, Noah’s quality of life has significantly increased.
“The best thing about his new Freedom Wheels trike is that for the first time, Noah feels just like a regular kid. He loves riding his trike because he can be included with others his age and he’s not the odd one out. He always has such a big smile when riding!”
“We’d like to thank the Freedom Wheels team for such an incredible experience. The team exceeded all our expectations. Everyone we met was so kind to Noah and excited for him to reach his goal of riding a bike for the first time. We haven’t experienced that level of care and support before, so thank you.”
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