Kyle’s Story!

20150409_070730Kyle needed a lightweight manual wheelchair to help with daily transport. Wheelchairs 4 Kids partnered with Riley’s Warriors to get Kyle a new Quickie Ultra Lightweight Wheelchair. The new chair is making life easier for him and his family and helping him to get to dr.’s appointments and out in the community.

18 year-old Kyle was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and spastic quadriplegia. These conditions cause many obstacles. Kyle uses a motorized wheelchair that he controls with his head. Kyle also uses an Eye Gaze communication device. This young man persists with a positive attitude and exceptional ambition despite his challenges. Kyle even gives motivational speeches regarding his illness and the challenges he faces.

Nothing surpasses Kyle’s drive to succeed. He loves the excitement of playing video games. Someday Kyle would like to transform his passion into a career as a game designer. He has also been a competitor in the Special Olympics, racing his power wheelchair. The loudest cheer was heard from his loving grandma when he won two gold medals.