AMHERST - Duran Beckstead can now do what many other 13-year-olds do - ride a bicycle.
Thats my bike
13-year-old with cerebral palsy gets wish granted
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- - January 18, 2010 at 12:23:33
This is so amazing! This bike is going to help strengthen your legs so much and give you so much more freedom. Can't wait to see you drive your bike Duran!! xox
- - January 18, 2010 at 12:19:11
hey duran thats great that you got a new bike
- - January 18, 2010 at 12:14:32
This is a wonderful story. I hope Duran enjoys his bike.
- - January 18, 2010 at 12:14:12
I just finished mowing the lawn and my wife called me to come read this story. If this doesn't bring a tear to your eye I don't know what does. I've known Karen for a number of years now and I've seen Duran at the soccer games and let me tell you, this couldn't happen to nicer people. Things haven't come easy for Duran but with good people around he's been able to cope quite nicely and should I mention, he usually does it with a smile. I think it's great that he has a new bike and I hope he has many hours of fun on it, I mean, isn't that what being a child is all about. Good job Duran.
- - January 18, 2010 at 12:05:51
I was so overjoyed when i saw duran coming down the street on his new bike the look on his face was priceless there is no stopping him this summer
- Carole McKiel
- - January 18, 2010 at 12:04:47
OMG I was so happy for the whole family when I saw Duran on his new bike. He was so excited and couldn't wait to tell me all about it. Until you work with Special Needs children you really don't get it, I also have gotten more from these children then I know they get from us. We teach them, But boy do they teach us. THIS is the reason why the school board needs to review their decision to cut EA's from the system. THe smile and joy on Duran's face that day must of been priceless. Congrats Duran and have fun on your new bike....Wubs You Lots......
- A neighbor
- - January 18, 2010 at 11:57:09
I am so happy for you Duran! I can't help but smile and get a tear in my eye everytime I see you go by on your bike.
- - January 18, 2010 at 11:45:24
Thanks everyone. He's been having a blast riding all over town. Im so glad we decided to stay in Cumberland County to raise our family. People like you prove us right. Again many thanks.
- - January 18, 2010 at 11:44:51
Congratulations Duran! Enjoy your new bike!
- - January 18, 2010 at 11:31:03
Enjoy your bike Duran. Congratulations!