Lukas expands his radius of movement

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Lukas is eleven years old

and is cared for at the children's clinic Amsterdamer Straße in Cologne. He has a back injury (spina bifida with hydrocephalus).

Shortly before Luke came to kindergarten, he got his first wheelchair, currently, Lukas has his third. The little fighter has already survived 23 surgeries. Since he was six years old, Lukas is attending a special school. He likes to be active and is very communicative. Since the age of three, he has been active in wheelchair sports, with the scouts and also with the youth fire department.

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In the meantime, he even tried out wheelchair skating and only needs help with steep mountains, pedestrian underpasses or stairs. For his new wheelchair a larger handbike was requested. We supported his family in their request for an eHand bike. Lukas now has a similar range of movement as his peers. Lukas has already completed three tours with his handbike. From eight to twelve kilometers, he has increased the length to 16 kilometers. His mother writes: "Between the previous handbike and the current one with residual power support the difference is uncomparable. Especially on small slopes the difference is particularly noticeable, since he does not lose the joy no matter the difficulty. That's a very important point. With this handbike Lukas is super motivated to push his limits."

Even Lukas himself is enthusiastic about the first tours. He says: "The first ride was good, but also exhausting. In the end, my arms hurt a little bit. But I did it! The second tour was cool, it went better than yesterday. " At the same time, the new device for the family means that joint bike rides can finally be undertaken.

Boy on the go with his wheelchair
We wish Lukas and his family all the best and a lot of fun at their excursions together!

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