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Charlie's Wish to Have an Adaptive Bike

Charlie's wish to have an adaptive bike

“ We’re so grateful for this opportunity Make-A-Wish has given Charlie. ”


- Charlie's mom

  • Charlie , 11

    • uncontrolled seizure disorder
    • I wish to have...an adaptive bike
  • I wish to have

Although 11-year-old Charlie is non-communicative, he is extremely engaged in the world around him. He adores music, movement and riding in cars. However, because Charlie battles an uncontrolled seizure disorder, he cannot always participate in the same milestones as his peers. Charlie dreamed of riding a bike, but his medical condition made it difficult for him to learn. When Charlie found out Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic would be granting his one true wish, he wished to have an adaptive bicycle!

On the day of Charlie’s wish, he was thrilled to experience a ride in a limousine for the first time as he was escorted to the reveal of his new bicycle. When Charlie saw his bike, his face lit up – he couldn’t believe it was for him! He immediately began riding around the parking lot and couldn’t be stopped. Charlie was greeted by friends and family members to celebrate the granting of his most heartfelt wish. 

Charlie’s wish gave him a respite from countless doctor appointments and freedom to enjoy his environment. His mom shared, “We’re so grateful for this opportunity Make-A-Wish has given Charlie.” Granting wishes like Charlie’s gives children with life-threatening medical conditions strength throughout their continuing battles.   

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