Nicole Humphries, a senior at Columbus High School, did her senior project on baking. Part of her requirements for the senior project was to bake for charity. So, she decided to have a bake sale at her church, St. Mark United Methodist Church on Whitesville Road. She chose Pedaling For Kids as the charity to donate proceeds to and she did great! She baked chocolate chip muffins, blueberry muffins, cinnamon swirl bread, and chocolate chocolate chip cookies. The congregation at St. Mark UMC were great and she was able to raise $233 for Pedaling For Kids. We want to thank Nicole and the entire St. Mark congregation for being so generous with their time and donations to make this a huge success!
“Duece” was brought to our attention by Nan Bridges of the Muscogee County School system. Hearing impaired since birth, DeJuan has had bilateral cochlear implants and does very well now with his social interactions and in school. Mathematics has long been a challenge for children with difficulty hearing because of the difficulty in watching the teacher speak while simultaneously writing down the equation. Even if the lecture is recorded, it is difficult for the student to match up the recorded lecture with the equation he or she has before them when they get home. With new iPad applications this queuing of the equation with the teacher’s explanation can occur much easily.
It was the learning about this technology by Ms. Bridges and then her bringing Duece to us that allowed Pedaling for Kids the privilege of providing an iPad and the new math application to help DeJuan. Ok Duece, we know you will soon be teaching all of us in math now!
Precious Kendall Barfield stole our hearts within two seconds of our meeting her. This 3 year old’s favorite color is purple and that is therefore the exact color of the new pediatric forearm crutches we purchased for her – along with padded cuffs for extra comfort!
Born with Spina Bifida and hydrocephalus, Kendall has no shortage and smiles and hugs for everyone around her. Pedaling for Kids looks forward to continuing to work with Kendall and her parents to meet Kendall’s needs as she grows. We are presently evaluating helping the family with the purchase of new AFOs for Kendall.
Wow. Talk about a support team. This kid’s got it! The day we met Hunter he had an entourage of family members that filled the lobby of the building – it was standing room only! It was great to see an extended family so happy and so supportive of their family member.
Hunter has Cerebral Palsy and Growth Motor Delay and Pedaling for Kids was thrilled to be able to provide items for the Culverson home to make things a little more easy for Hunter and his parents. And Hunter, despite it being late in the afternoon, was a sweet and patient little guy with all of the folks wanting to talk to him, hug and kiss on him, and take his photo a hundred times.
We look forward to watching Hunter grow up into a fine young man and hope we can continue to be a part of his life…
The 2015 Bike, Barbecue and Band ride was a success……..