Foundation Donates Adaptive Bike

Annie Dee on an adaptive bike

Scarborough, Maine – Two young people with disabilities from Scarborough are hitting the road with a new adaptive bike thanks to a one of kind organization.

Members of the Robbie Foundation delivered a Rifton Adaptive Tricycle to the family of Annie and Coleman Dee. The $2,500 bike is adjustable and has special features to provide children with stability to ride a bike just like any other kid.

Annie has hip dysplasia, scoliosis and suffers from Rett Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that causes developmental and nervous system problems.

Coleman suffers from cerebral palsy, cognitive impairments and was recently hospitalized with a breathing condition. The foundation provides funding to children with all disabilities to purchase adaptive equipment, which is not covered by insurance.

“Funds are available up to a certain extent. We are absolutely seeking donors. We are seeking partnerships to make this real for families and their children,” said Lynn Giere, the founder of the Robbie Foundation.

The foundation, which is name for Lynn’s son who has cerebral palsy, also provides funding for therapy treatments and other services that are not covered by insurance.

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