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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2013 4:00 am | Updated: 3:32 pm, Sat Nov 22, 2014.

Katie Barber watched with joy and excitement as her daughter Gracie, almost two years old, rode a bike for the first time on Sunday.

The toddler suffered a stroke at birth and has longed to ride with other kids but couldn’t, her mother said. On Sunday, Gracie was among several to receive a custom-made AmTryke therapeutic cycle from Wheels on the James, a nonprofit organization that helps those with disabilities achieve mobility and independence.

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