When I was pregnant I found an online group of people who had had similar struggles and it was here that I first ‘met’ Will’s mummy. William was due around the same time as my baby but he was born a whole four months before, weighing a tiny 1lb 3oz. Will has had many struggles throughout his four years. He spent the first 8 months of his life in hospital and was then rushed back in the day after he went home for the first time and it was anticipated that he would not make it. It is of a complete contrast to our first days at home with our babies. Despite many struggles and many touch and go moments, Will is here and now four years old.
And Will needs a bike! He needs a specially adapted bike that costs around £2000. I was thinking of the possibility of getting my son a bike for his 4th birthday. We’d never dream of having to spend such an amount and we’d probably get one second hand. This can’t happen for Will. He needs this bike because of his severe epilepsy, hemiplegia, chronic lung disease, severe developmental delay and visual impairment. This trike has parental controls and can be attached to his parents’ bikes and also supports him should he have a seizure. Every little boy should be able to go for bike rides with friends and family and hopefully this will now happen for Will (they are nearly at the target after only a few days!).
I don’t know Will’s mum very well but she and her family are inspirational to many. Our donation isn’t a lot but I do so hope that it will help Will get his bike in time for the spring! Happy riding William Ryder!
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