A parent recently sent me this email:
“ …I cannot thank you enough the creators of fat wheels. For the first time my 11- year-old autistic boy rode a bike. They taught him how to pedal and maneuver at school using a special needs tricycle. So moving on to his 20″ bike supported by fat wheels was easy for him. Please pass on my gratitude to your company owners. You guys are not selling wheels, you are helping parents like me see what they never thought was possible.” – Vivek Saran Columbus, Ohio
What a joy to receive this email! I thought – “He gets it! He really gets it!” FATWHEELS are not just adaptive training wheels or wheel stabilizer kits – they are magic carpets!, wings!, – ok, maybe now I am getting a little carried away…. It is just that I get SO excited when I think about the potential locked up in so many individuals.
If someone can experience the fun & freedom of riding a bike by simply adding a set of FATWHEELS what else is possible?
Could my child actually learn to make eye contact when speaking to others? Do I dare to dream that these meltdowns will not be an issue for her one day? Could it actually be possible that he will get a job or be able to live independently from me? The sky is the limit!
My own son is now 22 years of age. He has met & surpassed so many of the goals I have hoped & dreamed of for him. So, “ keep on keepin’ on” – the road ahead might get a bit bumpy but you WILL get there.