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Community Gets Special Gift for 8 Year Old Abilene Girl Living with Cerebral Palsy

By Christian Collins

A community came together at Ward Elementary Friday morning to surprise 8-year-old Ella Frerich. Frerich lives with Cerebral Palsy; Her surprise: a new bike that meets her needs.

The disorder can sometimes affect brain and nervous system functions such as movement. To help out, she was given an adaptive bike to help her with muscle development and balance.

“It was good to see her have a bike,” said Kayla Luna, mother of Ella. “That she could ride and not have to worry about falling over.”

“It was just overwhelming,” said Luna. “She didn’t even know she was going to get it.”

After being presented with her gift, she rode her way down the hallways of Ward Elementary and even outside. However, it could not have been possible without the help of Ward Elementary’s school nurse Cathy Reinmund.

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