Eleven year old Tyler, who attends Meadowfield Special School in Sittingbourne, was delighted when he received a new bespoke trike.
Tyler was born with Down’s Syndrome, does not talk and finds it difficult to communicate his needs. He is energetic and has an infectious smile. His younger sister has severe autism and with a new baby brother, his mum, Jennifer, works extremely hard to ensure they all enjoy an excellent relationship.
The new trike will help the family spend more quality time outdoors and help Tyler from a social and emotional perspective. It will also be of therapeutic benefit, helping build up Tyler’s strength and stability and maintain a healthier lifestyle.
The trike has been designed so it will adapt as Tyler grows and will serve him for a significant amount of time. The £1,338 grant application was put forward by Orchards Occupational Therapist and was funded entirely by the Red Eagle Foundation.