Hunter plays trombone in the school band, sings tenor in the choir, plays wheelchair basketball, and is even being scouted by the Paralympics as a track and field athlete. He and some of his siblings even entered a triathlon last year – and he loved it! Hunter was born with Spina Bifida: Lumbosacral Myelomeningocele.  He uses a walker, forearm crutches, or a wheelchair to get around, based on what he’s doing. Last week, Hunter received his new Hand Bike, and sent us this picture, with the following message: “I wanted to send a thank you to you and your team, for making this possible! I received the bike before the weekend from Gary (who was a big help adjusting the sizes to fit me perfect!), and wanted to thank you right away on Thursday when I got it, but I had to write a diploma exam on Friday and left for Edmonton immediately upon completing it. I was trying out for Team Alberta for track and field. We got home late last night. This is the first opportunity that I have had to thank you! I absolutely love the bike! I can’t wait to ride it as much as I can. I will be signing up for another triathlon this summer for sure. I am very much looking forward to the many good times I will have with it, and I honestly can’t thank you enough.” We hope you ride hard, Hunter, and go farther than you ever dreamed.
Thank you for making Hunter’s wish come true!

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The Rainbow Society of Alberta