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AMBUCS Presents Rehabilitative Tricycle to Child with Hypotonia

SAVANNAH, GA—The Savannah Chapter of American Business Clubs (AMBUCS) will present an AmTryke tricycle to a five-year-old child with general hypotonia on October 22. The presentation will take place at 7:45 P.M. at the Fairmont Restaurant. The AMBUCS meeting will start at 7:00 P.M., with dinner from 7:00 to 7:30 P.M. The business and program part of the meeting will follow.

The AmTryke tricycle, powered by using the arms and legs, can improve the balance, coordination, and self confidence of wheelchair bound children. As children ride the bike, there is a good chance their leg muscles will strengthen and their chances of walking. Patients who can benefit from the bike are contacted by the Savannah AMBUC’s who arrange funding for the AmTryke. This AmTryke bike is sponsored by Michael and Paulette Faber.

The Savannah AMBUC’s was named the top small club (fewer than fifty members) in the country for donating the most AmTrykes, a tricycle originally designed for children with Cerebral Palsy and Spina Bifida. The Savannah chapter has donated more than twenty AmTrykes to disabled children throughout southeast Georgia.

Please contact Ross Bowers, head of AASU's Department of Respiratory Therapy, at 921.7446 for additional information.

October 18, 2001


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