Jose Manuel Ruiz
My name is Jose Manuel Ruiz. I am 9 years old. I have Cerebral Palsy Quadraplegic
I want a handcycle because I like them so much. I like it because I can pedal with my hands. I
can pedal faster with my hands than my legs. I love the blue bike with the big wheels, I can
take it anywhere and ride with my friends, I can take it into Sea World, the zoo and the park.
I can take it where ever my mom goes. Thank you.
July 26, 2005
The City of Chula Vista Recreation Department Therapeutics Section has completed the third
and final session of hand cycling for the Spring Session of 2005. We are so proud of our
collaboration with Athletes Helping Athletes and the participants we serve in our community
with physical disabilities.
We have two outstanding children that are very committed to the sport of hand cycling. I would
like to submit their stories for granting a hand cycle from Athletes Helping Athletes. They are
very active individuals and they were committed to showing up to each and every class.
Individually, they have taken the time to write their personal story and why they would like
their very own hand cycle.
The City of Chula Vista Recreation Department Therapeutics Section would like to thank Athletes
Helping Athletes for a successful collaboration. We hope your organization can fulfill our
participant's dreams of carrying on a life long sport. We look forward to a fun-filled summer
of recreational activities and events.