EDMOND — The Edmond AMBUCS Club donated three AmTrykes to Children’s Miracle Network Hospital through the Children’s Hospital Foundation.
The three-wheelers will be used by patients at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center.
The club donated two toddler tricycles and an AM 12, which is geared for older children.
The tricycles, which can be hand- and/or foot-operated, are designed to accommodate riders of all ages, sizes and varying degrees of physical limitations. Physical and occupational therapists have said the AmTryke tricycle’s many therapeutic benefits, citing improved motor skills, strength development and self-esteem.
The mission of AMBUCS is “Creating Mobility and Independence for People with Disabilities,” and this is done in several ways: Through the donation of AmTrykes, scholarships for therapy students and building ramps for those who are mobility challenged.
The presentation was made by AmBility Chairman Tom Hatcher and Shelly Douglas, director of New Business Development for Community Health Charities of Oklahoma. AmBility Chairman Tom Hatcher commented that the therapists at Children’s Hospital were very excited to receive the trykes. He stated, “This gives them the opportunity to start evaluating children who may need one of these very special trykes.”