Thanks to the generous donation from Toyota Material Handling Australia- Newcastle, Wheeling & Able was able to provide a customised tricycle for little Izzy. Izzy is a delightful 3½ year old with a rare condition resulting in, amongst many other things, low tone and muscle weakness.
18 months ago when Izzy began with her physiotherapist, she was unable to take any weight through her feet due to lack of strength and sensory processing challenges. She’s made excellent progress and is now able to stand and take weight through her legs and is initiating 90% of her steps when walking with the support from an adult or in her walker.
Like other kids, Izzy can now go bike riding with her older brother. But its not just the fun of the trike, it’s the sense of inclusion and the ability to participate!
Izzy’s mum says … “Thank you Wheeling & Able as well as Toyota Material Handling Australia-Newcastle! Because of your generosity Izzy has been working on her strength and endurance while enjoying an iconic Australian past time, riding a bike with her brother and peers.
This bike will allow Izzy to achieve so many things but also allows her to be an active participant in her community, with her peer group.
We look forward to sharing Izzy’s biking adventures and progress with the world. And from the bottom of our hearts we thank you for your kindness, inclusion and support of people with disabilities.“
Happy riding Izzy!