Camp helps kids with disabilities learn how to ride bikes

Published: Jul. 15, 2016 at 1:24 PM CDT
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For children who have disabilities or children who are recovering from traumatic injuries, sometimes life can be a little tough.

A camp at a Lincoln high school is helping these kids to forget their troubles and have a little fun.

The iCan Bike camp has been going on all week. It wrapped up on Friday. The main focus was to teach kids how to ride bikes.

Mya Diacono is one of the many children who attended the camp. She was seriously injured in a car crash last year. Her mom says seeing her daughter ride a bike was unbelievable.

“She's done very well,” Amber Gardner said. “She went to the bike store with her grandparents, and they had her measured to prepare her to ride her own bike on her own.”

The camp was held at Pius X High School. Many of the volunteers were students from the school. It’s run by iCan Shine, which is a nonprofit organization that teaches individuals with disabilities. It’s sponsored by Madonna Rehabilitation hospital.

To be eligible to enroll, riders must be at least 8 years old, have a disability and be able to walk without an assistive device such as a walker or cane. Riders must be able to side-step quickly to both sides. Riders must have a minimum inseam measurement of 20 inches and weigh no more than 22 pounds.