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Sebastian - AHA Hero 2017

About Athletes Helping Athletes

Remember how much fun you had as a kid riding bikes with your family and friends? That exact same feeling of fun and freedom is what the Athletes of AHA get to experience when they hop on their brand new handcycles for the first time.

Your donations allow each eligible athlete to receive a custom built handcycle from AHA. Plus, AHA is 100% supported by Road Runner Sports! Together, AHA and Road Runner Sports ensure that all of your donations go to purchasing handcycles so that 100% of the cost is covered for each family.

You'd be amazed at the power a handcycle has to take a child from being stuck on the sidelines to becoming a full participant in the fun! Giving kids this gift offers them the chance to ride bikes with friends and family, set personal goals, and simply feel the joy of being a kid.

Thank you for your commitment to giving children with disabilities the opportunity to go fast, be free, and have fun!

Meet Your 2017 Featured Hero

Sebastian: Age 11

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Sebastian was born with Spina Bifida, Scoliosis, and Hydrocephalus, making it impossible for him to ride a traditional bike. The gift of a handcycle from AHA changed all that. Sebastian says, “I was so happy when my bike came. And I love exploring the park with my family now.” Sebastian’s father explains, “It’s changed our lives. This bike has enabled us to go out as a family, and it’s helped Sebastian go exploring on his own. It really has been a dream come true.”

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How You Can Change a Life!

You might be surprised to know that handcycles can cost between $2,000 and $4,500 a piece and are often too expensive for families to purchase on their own. Your donation will help cover these costs and have the power to change a child's life forever. Learn More

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Letter from Mike G.

Dear Friend,

First off, you deserve a heartfelt thank you for caring about the kids of Athletes Helping Athletes! Like my wife Fiona and I, you can understand how sports are powerful vehicles for changing the world.

Now, think about what it means to introduce a disabled child to a handcycle and you’ll see how you can really change someone’s world. It’s amazing! I’ve seen it many times!

We were inspired to create AHA when we saw that most other charities can’t cover the full cost of these pricey bikes - they can run upwards of $4,500! That’s just out of reach for so many families!

For the past 17 years, people just like you have made it possible for AHA to provide more than 1191 handcycles to deserving children all around the country!

Your open hearts have allowed us to never turn away a family in-need, and that's just awesome!!

Together, we are changing lives and making a difference. It all starts with helping children with disabilities go fast with their family and friends, so they can break free and just be kids!

Please give today!


Chief Runner/Owner of Road Runner Sports

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