“Our main goal is to help Gabriel achieve his dreams and make the most of his life.”
Gabriel is an eight-year-old boy from Portugal, born with Congenital Muscular Dystrophy. As a result of this, he isn’t able to walk, and uses a powered wheelchair to help him get about in day-to-day activities.
A trike suitable for Gabriel would need to:
- Support him properly so that he could sit up and cycle
- Be something that could be built and transported from abroad
Gabriel’s family are always trying to discover new equipment and activities to help their son and give him a chance to try new things. They were aware of some foreign companies that might be able to provide adapted trikes, and this was how they discovered the Tomcat website. The family sent Tomcat information about Gabriel’s physical characteristics in lieu of an assessment, and the workshop were able to create an effective custom-built trike as a result of that.
Gabriel loves his trike, and it has been a fantastic way for him to exercise and strengthen his muscles, according to his mum. They are also able to go cycling as a family activity now, the trike making family days out considerably easier and more enjoyable.
“It has been a fantastic way for him to exercise and strengthen his muscles and it is lots of fun as a family activity.”