Tuesday, June 7, 2011

BIKE CAMP!!!

Jonathan and Arthur are attending bike camp all week!!! The camp is called "Lose The Training Wheels"! In October at the Buddy Walk we were introduced to this camp, and placed on their camp list. Here is the camp mission.....


The mission of Lose The Training Wheels™ is to teach individuals with disabilities to ride a conventional two wheel bicycle and become lifelong independent riders. This achievement, in turn, creates a gateway of opportunity, helping them gain assurance and self-reliance in many other aspects of their lives.


We are very excited about the possibility that by Friday Jonathan may be able to ride a bike alongside his brothers:) As in all things in Jonathan's life he has either been delayed or not able at all to accomplish a few things. A couple of years ago he learned to swim, last year he learned to swing himself on the swing set, and we are praying this year he'll learn to ride a bike! I'll have pictures to post of camp by the end of the week.

8 comments:

Amanda said...

That's awesome. I look forward to seeing how his week turns out. :)

Lynda said...

I agree with what my beautiful daughter said. That sounds like a pretty great camp.

Laura said...

That's so great! Go Jonathan!!! Can't wait to see the pictures. :)

Cinnamon said...

That sounds so fun for your Jonathan. And for you as a family to rejoice with him at his new accomplishment. There is must be to gained in just trying, as I'm sure you know.

Been thinking about you and Mary Ann. How are you two?

~Cinnamon

Anonymous said...

I'll be praying for him.

Victoria

Beth said...

Good luck Jonathan!!!!

And even if it doesn't end the with him riding a bike - what a wonderful time for he and Arthur to make memories!

Sammy and Missy Parris said...

This sounds great Laura, I'm sure they are having a wonderful time! I pray he rides his bike till he's just too tired to ride anymore. Can't wait for pictures!

Michelle said...

can't wait to hear how he did at the camp and see pictures! Was he riding a bike, with training wheels, at all before attending the camp? I really wanted to send Kayla to the camp that is coming here this summer, but after reading more about it decided it wasn't the right time for her this year. It said they have to be interested in riding and motivated. Kayla is neither. She won't even get on the bike she has now, that has training wheels. I'm a little bummed, but hopeful that in time she'll want to ride.