Hunter plays trombone in the school band, sings tenor in the choir, plays wheelchair basketball, and is even being scouted by the Paralympics as a track and field athlete. He and some of his siblings even entered a triathlon last year – and he loved it! Hunter was born with Spina Bifida: Lumbosacral Myelomeningocele; which is a defect in his backbone wherein he has lost function below the level of his Myelomeningocele. He is affected from the waist down, and has the associated problems with his mobility, bowel, and bladder functions. He uses a walker, forearm crutches, or a wheelchair to get around, based on what he’s doing. Last week, Hunter received his new wish Hand Bike, and he sent us this sweet pic, with the following message: “I wanted to send a thank you to you and your team, for making this possible! I received the bike before the weekend from Gary (who was a big help adjusting the sizes to fit me perfect!), and wanted to thank you right away on Thursday when I got it, but I had to write a diploma exam on Friday and left for Edmonton immediately upon completing it. I was trying out for Team Alberta for track and field. We got home late last night. This is the first opportunity that I have had to thank you! I absolutely love the bike! I can’t wait to ride it as much as I can. I will be signing up for another triathlon this summer for sure. I am very much looking forward to the many good times I will have with it, and I honestly can’t thank you enough.” We hope you ride hard, Hunter, and go farther than you ever dreamed.
Thank you for making Hunter’s wish come true!