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Tania Morris

Fundraising for Benji M's Freedom Concepts Tandem

Benji once had a bike and it helped him physically to stand and side step as well as build his tiny muscles a bit. Since then his bike had been stolen and he has limited Physical Therapy. A bike would help him to enjoy being outdoors with his cousins and nephews as they all have scooters and bikes and he would be able to participate with them instead of watching out of the window unable to enjoy.

Benji once had a bike and it helped him physically to stand and side step as well as build his tiny muscles a bit. Since then his bike had been stolen and he has limited Physical Therapy. A bike would help him to enjoy being outdoors with his cousins and nephews as they all have scooters and bikes and he would be able to participate with them instead of watching out of the window unable to enjoy.

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We have gotten so many more donations than I could ever have expected! Thank you all so much! Just to give you a little insight to Benji's beginnings, and I have shared this with some of the donors already. Benji had a rare chromosome disorder, as well as cerebral palsy, and congenital bone disease. He was given 25 hours to live at birth. It took six days before the hospital admitted they had no idea how to properly care for him and he needed to move to a specialty children's hospital. While there at 28 days old Benji experienced his first set of surgeries. Benji finally came home at 36 days old. We were told starting at 4 months old he would never be able to move his arms or legs and was considered failure to thrive. Benji learned trunk control at age 4 through horse back riding while in physical therapy! Benji began clapping for the first time at age 7. Age 9 he learned to fist bump and high five. Benji learned to crawl on his hands and knees at age 11. Winning this bike would be a tremendous blessing for him. Our goal is to get some strength in his legs eventually teaching him to stand with minimal assistance.

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This is incredibly important to us and we ate so incredibly grateful to all those who have voted and an extra special Thank you to those who donated funds!! We are really hoping to get Benji this bike. What a huge help to his physical therapy and his raod to potentially being able to take steps on his own.

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