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Annual Report Story: Children

Luke Thornhill is one of the several children to receive a therapeutic tricycle as a result of grants made to AMBUCS, an organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities.

The AmTryke tricycles are adapted to allow a child with disabilities to experience all of the benefits of riding a bicycle. 6-year-old Luke received his bike just over a year ago and, as his mother explains, has loved his newfound mobility. "He drove it all around the board room at West Texas Rehab with a huge smile," said Luke's mother, Melissa Thornhill. "When we brought it home, he was very excited that he could now chase his kitty out in the front yard. Luke also used the bike to drive through the water sprinklers this summer."

the Community Foundation of Abilene's Future Fund provides grants to organizations serving children and youth in our community. Future Fund is an endowment fund with members whose membership fees are pooled and used for an annual grant cycle.