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WEST VIRGINIA -- A 9-year-old West Virginia boy does not let his disabilities slow him down, and he's hoping to soon be riding a new custom bike and not a wheelchair.

Brady Conn has special needs and will likely eventually have to be in a wheelchair, but right now his favorite ride is a bike.

For now, Brady uses a hand-pedal bike that only works his upper body strength, but a custom, push-pedal bike would work his leg muscles, and hopefully keep him out of a wheelchair a little longer.

So he's in a national contest hoping to win this custom bike.

Brady has a long list of health problems including spina bifida, hydrocephalus, club feet, neurological bowel and bladder and is developmentally delayed.

Brady's parents, Anna and Matthew Conn, adopted him when he was a baby. They say nothing gets in his way of just trying to be a normal kid.

In the contest, Brady could win a custom, adaptive bike that his family just can't afford. The bike costs about $1,500.

The contest is lead by the Michaela Noam Kaplan Great Bike Giveaway, sponsored by Friendship Circle of Michigan.

Riding his way into the hearts of everyone who meets him, Brady would rather be outside riding his bike than anywhere else.

"Vote for me!" he exclaims.

To vote for Brady just log on to the Great Bike Giveaway's webpage or go directly to Brady's page.

You have until March 25 to cast your vote, and winners will be announced the following day.

Source: WCHSTV


  • Carolyn jones

    I tried to vote for this guy but nothing would happen on the site. Please look into this. I hope he can win one. I wish I could buy him the bike.

  • Tim

    How about the parents start a donation location so we can donate to a new bike for the blessing of a child. The parents adopted this child and have given all they can I am sure, so please, if the parents are reading these posts, go to a bank and open up an account for donations and let us know where we can donate money to help pay for his own bike that he doesnt have to win and instead get as a gift!

  • Leah Lipner

    Come on Wtae start an account where Pittsburgh can buy that child a bike. Tried to vote and it would not go through. I want to donate.

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