It has been a long time since we have shared news on this page. Liam keeps growing taller, sweeter, smarter and even more clever by the day. The nature of muscular dystrophy means things are constantly changing in Liam’s body too.
One thing holds true. The thoughtful nature of the people around us. In this post, our neighbor shines. Anyone who drives down our street will notice a house with plenty of trucks in different stages of repair and a work truck with the name MH Equipment. Our neighbors Joe and his wife Mandi love all things with wheels and it shows in their generosity to our son.
Over the past year he has seen Liam ride his bike around the neighborhood. Unfortunately it has been less and less frequent over the past few months as Liam has expressed it is becoming more difficult to have the stamina to ride. Joe saw that when we had our grand adventure our west last summer we rented ebikes. Liam thrived on this bike and it was magic for our family. Joe approached us with an idea.
MH Equipment encourages their employees, like their forklift mechanic Joe, to look for ways to help others. They generously paid for half of the cost of a new ebike from Vilppu’s Bike Repairs for our Liam. Joe, didn’t stop there. He also donated his own money to help cover the cost. Mark and I had a small part to play in this purchase, and we are so grateful for the help.
The overwhelming complexity of Liam’s needs can be all consuming. Having our neighbors and friends come to us with an idea, and then doing the leg work to make it happen means so much. Thank you!
If you see Liam around town give him a wave but don’t slow down, he’ll blast past you!