By Triness Kuhn
Cindy Payton and husband, Glenn, serve as chairman of the board of NOLA AMBUCS, a new nonprofit organization that is compiling a “Wish List” of special needs children who cannot ride traditional bikes.
In partnership with the United Cerebral Palsy of Greater New Orleans, children with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, spina bifida, autism and similar disabilities are identified as youth who would benefit from these custom-designed tricycles.
Through donations and fundraisers, NOLA AMBUCS purchases the trikes that operate as foot and hand cycles, including a combination of hand/foot powered cycles. This allows children with disabilities to move around independently, while improving their motor skills, endurance and strength.
Families interested in a customized trike for their child should email Cindy Payton at firstname.lastname@example.org or call UCPGNO at 504.461.4266.
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