Children’s Charity Gives Out Adaptive Bikes To Children With Disabilities


CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — In a moment of unrestrained joy, a girl named Jasmine who is living with a disability gets an adaptive bike that she can ride.

She’s one of five children with disabilities who received new wheels at Pioneer Education Center in Brookline on Monday.

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“I’m going to definitely be brief today because I want Jasmine to get her bike,” Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto told the crowd.

He captured the feelings of those who benefit from “Variety, the Children’s Charity.”

“We are a family,” Variety CEO Charlie LaVallee said. “And we feel fine with that, accepting each other as we are.”

He says the “My Bike” program gives children with disabilities the freedom to ride. Each bike is adapted to fit the needs of the individual rider.

“She’s always wanted to ride a bike and participate with our large family, but hadn’t had the…

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