Meet seven-year-old Owen. He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and a genetic condition known as Klinefetter Disorder. The brave boy has left-sided weakness. He uses a gait trainer and a wheelchair for mobility. He currently has a Rifton therapy trike that he has outgrown, which helps him with his leg strength and stamina. He remains upbeat and cheerful despite his limitations.
Owen has an array of interests for a fun childhood. He enjoys going to the beach with his brother and frolicking in the waves and sand. Owen likes going to Disney World, but his favorite place is Home Depot—he just might be an aspiring handy man! Or maybe Owen prefers to be an inspiring ballplayer. He is a superstar member of the Challenger League, an organization that helps disabled children play adaptive baseball. Most of all, Owen has a magnetic personality. His antic makes people laugh. He is sociable and people flock to his smiling radiance. To meet Owen means to fall in love with him.
Owen received a new therapy tricycle to help him continue working on his stamina, and balance. He will have a wonderful time riding his trike outdoors. Special thanks to the Batchelor Foundation, Suncoast Credit Union, and Shirakiku for being his generous sponsors!