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Tricycles given to children with special needs and wounded warriors

Posted at 6:03 PM, Sep 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-01 17:11:29-04
Tucson lives were changed Wednesday afternoon by giving adaptive tricycles to children with special needs and wounded warriors. The tricycles allow riders to enjoy the feeling of riding a bike for those who don't have the ability to do so. 
For the first time ever, 21-year-old Iris Lobell will be enjoying the freedom of riding a bike. Something she has been looking forward to her entire life. 
Lobell, who has cerebral palsy says her first stop will be, "just around the neighborhood."
She can't walk on her own or ride a bike but these am-trykes will change that forever. 
People from all over the United States, like Marie Macleod from Vermont came to the AMBUCS event in Tucson to help build bikes. 
The bikes allow someone to push the rider where ever their heart desires. 
Macleod says, "this organization provides that for them, it gives them a way to have each bike fitted for each person so that it's specifically designed to meet their needs."
More than 200 volunteers came out to build each tricycle and in turn, a total of eighty-eight veterans and children in Arizona will receive them.  
In turn, 60 children and 28 veterans in Arizona will receive them.