Little Jacob Phipps, an energetic 2-year-old with cerebral palsy, will have much more exploring to do with his newfound mobility. The Phipps family will be gifted and presented a fully customized, off-road capable, adaptive bike designed by Freedom Concepts.
Catholic Charities of East Tennessee is sponsoring the bike for the Phipps family using funds gifted by the James Wallace West Estate. These funds were specifically gifted to support individuals navigating a disability and/or are wheelchair-bound.
Born premature, Jacob has endured many health complications in his short lifetime, one of which resulted in the lifelong diagnosis of cerebral palsy. Though his motor functioning has improved with physical therapy, Jacob still requires support when mobile. His new Discovery Series adaptive bike comes equipped with more than 10 safety features and is custom built based on his body measurements. This provides maximum stability while fostering improvement in his overall mobility.
With decreased limitations, the Phipps family are excited for Jacob’s increased quality of life. They look forward to enjoying a broadened scope of places to explore as a family.