I just wanted to thank you for the awesome bike. It is so cool because it's way faster than my other bike that I out grew. Because it was only a 3-speed, but this new one is a 7-speed and it is way better than my other bike because my new bike is built better. Again, I just wanted to thank you for this new exciting handcycle. It is so fun to ride on.
Athletes Helping Athletes Foundation,
Thank you so much for the wonderful bike. As you can see from the enclosed pictures, Cooper loves it. We are able to bike to school again, which will keep Cooper active, and encourage longer bike trips in the future. He will get many years out of this wonderful handcycle.
Thank You Again! Rebecca & Michael deRuiter
Hi, my name is Cooper deRuiter. I am 12 years old and very excited about this handcycle grant because my old 3-speed handcycle is too small. I also ride to and from school, and ride through the park we live next to while having a great time. I also do other sports like: Jujitsu (ground fighting martial art), bi-skiing, wheelchair basketball, and I was thinking about trying wheelchair tennis. I am a sixth grader at Whatcom Middle School. My favorite subjects are math, science, and writing. My hobbies include drawing, carving wood, video games, and astronomy, and reading.