Moose Lodge donates adaptive bike to boy in need
An Anchorage boy with cerebral palsy will have a new bike to ride around this summer. Members of Moose Lodge 1534 donated an adaptive bike to 8-year-old Ramiro Lopez.
The "Freedom Concepts" design is meant for kids with a range of disabilities. Ramiro tested out his new wheels and took it for a spin Sunday morning.
Members raised about $2,600 for the bike. Ramiro's father, Rogelio Lopez, said the exercise is good for his son's legs. He wanted to buy him that kind of bike but couldn't afford it. Now the family has big plans to cruise around with it this summer.
"It's awesome to have people like them to help people like us because the bicycle is really expensive," Rogelio said.
The bike was sponsored by Moose Legion 51, which has many programs that support the community. The Legion chairman says they picked the Lopez family from a number of applications they get from people in need.
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