Daniel Patino, 10, is the latest recipient of a Dodge City Chapter of AMBUCS Amtryke.

"The Amtryke (Therapeutic tricycle is used to help people with disabilities to get exercise while having fun) will go a long ways to help Patino with his walking and balance," Dodge City AMBUCS president David Grayson said. "The cost of this Amtryke was covered by the Great Crew from Ozone Roofing.

"You can reach them at 620-372-6162 or 1-800-372-6184."

According to the AMBUCS, all across the nation, chapters raise funds to donate Amtrykes to riders who are unable to operate traditional bikes.

For more than two decades, these specially designed cycles have provided therapeutic benefits to both children and adults, while enhancing their quality of life.

Amtrykes can be hand/or foot powered and accommodate riders of all sizes, ages and abilities. They improve fitness, coordination, self-esteem and more importantly, are fun to ride.

The Dodge City AMBUCS gives close to 10-12 trykes away each year on average.

The AMBUCS partners with local businesses to help in their efforts.

AMBUCS is a non-profit organization consisting of men and women dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities.

The tricycles are custom made for people at their particular age.

However, as children get older, the tricycles can then be adjusted to fit their growth.

When they reach a certain age, or height and weight, those tricycles can then be exchanged for a larger size and the older tricycle is then recycled.

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