Lest We Forget our Vets Inc.
The fun and freedom of riding your own bike is something everyone should be able to enjoy. Now, thanks to the AmTryke therapeutic tricycle, even individuals who are unable to operate a traditional bike can finally realize this wonderful experience.
Established in 1994, AmTryke, LLC is a company owned and operated by National AMBUCS Inc. AMBUCS is a non-profit service organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities.
These unique tricycles, which can be hand or foot operated, are designed to accommodate riders of all ages, sizes and varying degrees of physical limitations. Both physical and occupational therapists acknowledge the AmTryke tricycle's many therapeutic benefits, citing improved motor skills, strength development and self-esteem.
In 2011, Lest We Forget our Vets Inc. realized the benefits of these AmTrykes for veterans with disabilities. Through grants, donations, fund-raising events and sponsorships, Lest We Forget our Vets raises the necessary funds to purchase these AmTrykes. Once a veteran assessed by a therapist to determine the proper therapy needed for that person, the AmTryke is presented to the veteran at no charge.
To date, over 22 AmTrykes, both hand and foot operated, have been presented to veterans in SW Michigan. The veterans have realized the benefits of riding - exercise, social and therapeutic. And -- its fun!
Follow the You-tube link below to see what we've done.