Kiwanians Donate Adult Tricycle For Yerington Teen

Posted By on January 31, 2017

Staff Reports · 2 min read

MINDEN, Nev. — A number of Carson Valley Kiwanians recently arranged to deliver an adult tricycle, lights and lock to a Yerington teen suffering from cerebral palsy who had lost his previous tricycle to a theft.

Funds were collected at a Kiwanis Club meeting and Kiwanians Gary Dove, Larry Offenstein and Peter Engle delivered the bike to the 16-year-old in December.

“This act of kindness by the Kiwanis organization meant the world to our student,” said Yerington High School Principal Duane Mattice.  “Since receiving the bike the student and I have discussed on several occasions how much he has enjoyed the adult tricycle. I truly believe that this generous donation has made a positive difference in this young man’s life.”

The Kiwanians were made aware of the young man’s situation by his nurse care manager.

He had been gifted a used adult tricycle several years prior, when the family lived in California, according to the nurse. He rode it daily and it was his prize possession. It was stolen overnight, though, without a secure place to store it.

The nurse then reached out to Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley and the club made arrangements for the new tricycle.