A therapeutic maiden voyage
Gracie Barber, 2, prepares to take her first ride around the Lynchburg College Wake Field House with help from her mother Katie Barber (left) after being strapped into the therapeutic cycle on Sunday. Wheels on the James provided the therapeutic cycle to Gracie, who suffered a stroke at birth that disrupted the mobility of her left side. Sam O'Keefe/The News & Advance
Wheels on the James
Former and current recipients of cycles from Wheels on the James gather to ride together at the Wake Field House with friends and family on Sunday. Sam O'Keefe/The News & Advance
A fun new ride
Lucas Coleman, 11, takes his new therapeutic cycle for a ride around the Lynchburg College Wake Field House with his father Jeff Coleman on Sunday. Sam O'Keefe/The News & Advance
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.
Contact Justin Faulconer at (434) 385-5556 or email@example.com.
Monday, January 28, 2013 4:00 am.
Updated: 3:32 pm.