By Spencer Sterritt
On a regular day when a fire truck pulls out of Prince Albert’s fire station, it’s for an emergency.
But Sunday was no regular day.
The fire truck pulled out in front of a crowd of people at the station, revealing a brand new bike for ten-year-old Nicholas Bishop.
His face lit up in disbelief as he looked at his first bike.
Nicholas has Cerebral Palsy, and hasn’t been able to ride a bike unassisted.
The bike has three wheels to make it safe to ride. Using the bike will also help Nicholas’ leg muscles develop, and the hope is that one day he’ll be able to ride a two-wheeled bike.
He put it through its paces in the fire hall, riding around and turning on a dime as firefighters and his family looked on.
“Every kid deserves to have a bike,” his mother Rachel said. “We love to do things as a family. Bike riding is something we’ve wanted to do as a family for quite some time and now we’re going to be able to go all together.