Ruby was born with split spine, which is similar to spina bifida. She does not have use of, or feeling in, her left leg. She recently had surgery for ankle and knee contractures and can now walk with a KAFO, AFO and forearm crutches!

Ruby has been so incredibly brave and motivated to learn new things.  Ruby plays wheelchair basketball and doesn’t let some of the much bigger opponents intimidate her. She is a go-getter! We have tried using various tricycles and bikes (altered) in order for Ruby to ride with her friends and family, but unfortunately none of the typical bikes have worked for her. She tried riding a full-sized Top End Excelerator and loved it! Of course, she couldn’t see over the handlebars, but still did great with it. She would really enjoy getting a bike her side and riding with the neighbor kids.

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