The Alcoa Kiwanis Club gave two children with disabilities adaptive tricycles Thursday afternoon.
Both of the tricycles are also known as "Amtrykes" and were specifically built for each of the two-year-old children.
Physical therapists with Blount Memorial Hospital made sure the adaptive trikes were a perfect fit. Both parents said this will a game changer.
"It's really neat because we didn't know if he would ever be able to do any of this," Jessica Lane, one of the moms, said. "As a mom, it's very, it's exciting to see him to do it."
Physical therapists said the bilateral movement of the trikes will help both of the children with their physical and mental development. These two kids were chosen specifically because of their needs.
"The physical therapists help identify the children who could benefit the most from these based on their needs," Jennie Bounds, a public relations representative working with Alcoa Kiwanis and Blount Memorial, said. "The therapists will help to identify, work with the parents and the groups to secure the funding to be able to purchase the bikes."
The Amtryke Therapeutic Tricycle Program helped provide the two kids with the bicycles. The company says it's all about abilities, not disabilities.
"Every child is very different, and every child grows at a very different pace in all their different stages," Bounds said. "So we need to make sure that the trike we get is not a 'one size fits all' because that might not work for their therapy needs."
The Alcoa Kiwanis Club often provides services to local children and volunteer in worldwide projects.