You see, special needs bikes (also known as adaptive bikes) are not cheap. The base price is usually over $1,000 and then you take on the additional things that we need for Alex and it can be anywhere from $1,500 to $2,500 depending on the vendor. WAY OVER WHAT WE CAN AFFORD.
In these kinds of things, people share and word travels. Out of no where, people you have never met or have met the one in need open their hearts and their wallets and do the unthinkable.
In our journey, it was my Aunt Sue who shared the voting process with her co-workers. One of those co-workers came to her and told her that if Alex didn't win, that he would make sure he got the bike. At first I didn't believe that it would happen. You know how some people will just say things and never follow through....I didn't get my hopes too high, but I was hopeful for Alex.
Well, he followed through and not only donated money himself, but so did a handful of other people. These people are complete strangers to us. My Aunt only knew the guy who made the promise. I cannot tell you how overjoyed I was and how grateful we are to all of these generous and loving people.
I went out and bought individual Thank You cards and hand wrote personal notes to each of the people who donated and made this dream come true for my special little boy. I even included a picture of Alex on his bike with a smile, because his smile will make anyone's day better.
He has had his bike for a couple of weeks now and just loves it. Not only is it a bike for him, but it does amazing things for his leg muscles. Just the other night I had him ready to go in the driveway and he took off down the driveway by himself!!!
I am SO thrilled that he has a bike of his own and can ride alongside Evan now. None of this would be possible without my Aunt Sue and the wonderful people who gave us money out of their pockets so that our son could have a bike. Thank you will never be enough. We will forever be grateful.
Alex enjoying his new bike with Evan by his side!