Local children with disabilities receive therapeutic tricycles - KWES NewsWest 9 / Midland, Odessa, Big Spring, TX: newswest9.com |

Local children with disabilities receive therapeutic tricycles

Source: KFDA Source: KFDA
Source: KFDA Source: KFDA
Source: KFDA Source: KFDA
Source: KFDA Source: KFDA
Source: http://www.southwestambucs.org/ Source: http://www.southwestambucs.org/
AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) -

Local children who are physically challenged received a special surprise today.

Through Ambucs of Amarillo, fourteen kids were gifted their very own AmTryke therapeutic tricycle.

Ambucs is a national civic organization dedicated to creating independence for people with disabilities.

Chairman for Ambility Group of Ambucs Jon Prince said these aren't your average tricycles.

"The Trykes that we have are meant to help children who might not otherwise be able to enjoy the luxury of using a bicycle, to also enjoy to be a child," said Prince. "What were doing today is giving them specialty tricycles that otherwise they would not be able to ride a normal bike with."

Prince added that the organization provides a variety of services.

"Our group, we like to try to help children with special needs," said Prince. "So that also goes along with the rehab services, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech."

If you would like to get involved with Ambucs of Amarillo, call (806)316-5240.

Copyright 2017 KFDA. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Linkin Park cancels tour after Chester Bennington's death

    Linkin Park cancels tour after Chester Bennington's death

    Friday, July 21 2017 12:09 PM EDT2017-07-21 16:09:09 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 6:50 AM EDT2017-07-22 10:50:42 GMT
    Chester Bennington died by hanging, Los Angeles County coroner confirms.
    Chester Bennington died by hanging, Los Angeles County coroner confirms.
  • Mobile vet center offers aid to veterans, families

    Mobile vet center offers aid to veterans, families

    (Source: KWES)(Source: KWES)

    Kicking off Military Appreciation weekend, the Department of Veteran Affairs Mobile Vet Center was at Security Bank Ball Park, to help, teach, and counsel veterans and their families. 

    Kicking off Military Appreciation weekend, the Department of Veteran Affairs Mobile Vet Center was at Security Bank Ball Park, to help, teach, and counsel veterans and their families. 

  • Plumbing company workers help pull Midland man from burning home

    Plumbing company workers help pull Midland man from burning home

    (Source: KWES).(Source: KWES).

    A Midland family is praising a few unlikely heroes. Three workers from a D&D Plumbing helped pull their loved one from his burning home. The victim was previously hurt from a car accident and his family says if he did make it out from the house himself, he probably would have been re-injured.

    A Midland family is praising a few unlikely heroes. Three workers from a D&D Plumbing helped pull their loved one from his burning home. The victim was previously hurt from a car accident and his family says if he did make it out from the house himself, he probably would have been re-injured.

Powered by Frankly