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Special needs children receive bicycles from AMBUCS

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On Thursday, Christmas came early for a few children. AMBUCS handed out five specially adapted bicycles to five special needs children. In many cases, these are the first bikes the children ever own. It will give them the freedom to do something on their own.

"They don't see it as a physical therapy tool but it really is. It helps build the tone up in their arms and legs for them to get stronger where they can do more things. It changes their mental attitude and makes them a lot more positive. Most importantly, it gives freedom to the family because up until this point, somebody in the family is in the house because that kid cant get out on their own and ride a bike," said Kevin Sheehan, Savannah chapter of AMBUCS.

AMBUCS has donated 26 bikes since June.

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