Meet seven-year-old Jax, who sadly suffered from a brain injury before birth. He was born and immediately spent four months in intensive care. He was eventually diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Brave Jax is confined to a wheelchair, although he can take a few steps. His motor control is reduced. His ability to speak is limited to short phrases and he has to make frequent pauses. Jax, despite his obstacles, is a super cool kid.
Jax has a wide variety of interests. His music taste is unique for a boy his age. He is completely a fan of 1980’s rock, especially AC/DC, Guns and Roses, and Ozzy Osbourne. He enjoys concerts and festivals with his mom. He watches baseball and hockey. His favorite NHL team is the New Jersey Devils. He also plays adaptive baseball. Jax is an active member in Boy Scouts. He does more than just have fun. He is a hard-working student and loves learning math and reading. Jax has many other interests, but he is most importantly a great kid. He is friendly and says hi to anybody. He has a magical way of making people smile. Jax’s bravery is inspiring. He totally rocks!
Jax needs a Rifton tricycle to improve his leg strength, balance, coordination, and stamina. The trike will also be a perfect way for him to play outdoors.
Jax received his new trike thanks to the Harper Family Foundation. He enjoyed a fun day at their beautiful countryside ranch and even got to ride and feed one of their horses! He loves peddling up and down the driveway and had a smile on his face all day! His new trike will help him improve his leg strength and coordination, while receiving the exercise and therapy needed!