New Wheels for Megan
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Raised $420
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Getting a bike that Megan can ride independently will allow her to go for a family bike ride, and ultimately lead to more independence for her as she grows older.
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The Story

Cook, NE

Megan Leuenberger (13) loves spending time outside with her brother and parents, Chris and Heather. As an animal-loving family, they have two dogs, three leopard geckos, two turtles, and a fish. Despite having physical limitations, Megan loves dancing with her adaptive dance class or playing Homer’s Heroes baseball, a buddy baseball organization.

During Heather’s 20 week ultrasound, doctors discovered Megan had hydrocephalus, excessive buildup of fluid in the brain. She was monitored very closely until birth and underwent her first shunt surgery at just one week old. The first summer of Megan’s life included multiple hospital stays for shunt infections. She also began having seizures and was later diagnosed with epilepsy and cerebral palsy.

Megan’s health condition has changed everything in the Leuenbergers’ life. She goes to weekly physical therapy and numerous doctors’ appointments. If they go out for excursions that require a lot of walking, Megan must use a wheelchair. Her frequent headaches and occasional seizures which limits what they can do as a family. “She loves being active, but her physical disability limits her ability to participate,” Heather said. “We are trying really hard to find things that Megan can do that we can do with her.”

With the help of her very dedicated therapists, Chris and Heather found an adaptable bike that Megan can ride independently. The bike would not only allow her to participate in healthy activity, but also be therapeutic for her as can regains some independence and engage in an activity with the rest of the family. Her parents hope to raise $420 through RedBasket.org to purchase the adaptable three wheeled cruiser. “Our desire is to give Megan all of the tools we can to allow her to be as independent as possible,” said Heather. By making a tax-deductible donation, you can help this young girl regain her independence and live a happy, healthy life. Donate and share her story today!

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