Several charitable agencies give local boy adaptive bike

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A partnership between several charitable agencies has given a local boy the chance at being a kid. 

Colton Witschey received an adaptive bike to fit his special needs.

Colton Witschey received his very first bike from the collaboration of EasterSeals, Variety-The Children’s Charity, and Blackburn’s.

The moment brought tears to his mother’s eyes because he is going to get to do something that all children his age get to do. 

This emotional moment meant so much to her.

Amber Witschey, Colton’s Mom “It means inclusion. It means Strength, it means hope.”

He made that go, he peddled, he was doing something he never done before and those little victories aren’t little in our world they’re big.”

EasterSeals CEO Jay Prager said EasterSeals loves putting big smiles on children’s faces and without the help from Blackburn and Variety they wouldn’t be able to do that . 

He walked me through the process .

CEO EasterSeals, Jay Prager said, “It’s our privilege to partner with both  Blackburn and Variety to help out local children. EasterSeals has identified some children in need of these adaptive devices. Blackburn furnishes the equipment and Variety helps provide resource funding for it.”

Officials with Variety-The Children’s Charity said that they help supply special moments to families that don’t get to participate in everyday things like riding a bike.

Program and Special Events Manager, Shayna MacCleary said,”It’s truly life changing, It get the kids out, it gets then involved, it gets them actively participating in the community.”

These organizations wish to help as many children as they can four other children were also fitted for a bike.

If you know or have a child in need of an adaptive bike you can fill out an application on Variety-The Children’s Charity website at www.varietypittsburgh.org/applynow.

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