Jake’s new trike

Little Jake Mountford has got a lot to be smiling about. Thanks to a massive community response, the five year old, who has the rare genetic condition Angelmans syndrome which affects his balance and motor skills, is now pedalling around independently on his special trike.
Jake’s mum Karen got in touch with editor Sally Themans earlier this year to ask for help, and after WW! and Love Bridgnorth’s Facebook page covered the story, donations flowed in. Now Karen would like to express her thanks to the community of Bridgnorth and the surrounding area who have been so generous: “Jake’s on his trike nearly every day and he loves it. He’s more independent, he’s learning cause and effect through steering, and it’s strengthening his legs and keeping him fit. His teachers at school have noticed a real improvement and he can join in and keep up with his friends playing on their bikes at the park and on family bike rides.”
Midwife Karen, who lives in Eardington and grew up in Bridgnorth, concluded, “Our whole family has been overwhelmed; we’re so pleased to be living amongst such a caring community.”

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