HEAL Gifted 250 Trikes to Kids with Autism!

Patti is on the board of a charity organization close to her heart, the HEAL Foundation. HEAL, Helping Enrich Autistic Lives, is a local nonprofit organization that's on a mission to inspire, educate, and fund services for those affected by autism in our community. To date, HEAL has donated $2.2 million to our community through specialized programs, camps, educational enhancements, iPads and autism service dogs! Everything that is raised for HEAL, stays in our community!
HEAL Board
The most recent donation from HEAL was gifting 250 trikes ($90,000!) to local schools from kindergarten all the way through high school. It’s easy to take for granted the joy of riding a bike! This gives autistic students the ability and freedom to experience the independence and joy we all feel while riding a bike! Many special needs students have challenges with the vestibular system, balance and coordination so they are unable to master riding a two-wheel bike. The trikes are stable and offer students the opportunity to independently master riding, steering and navigating.