David has been a champion bike racer since the age of five, so it was no surprise when he decided that his dream would be to receive a custom built, Trek Madone SLR9 disc with Shimano drivetrain. This type of bike is used by the professionals in the Tour de France.
When Toby’s Dream Foundation presented the bike to David, he had not been able to walk without assistance for two weeks prior, but seeing his very own Madone, he put on his helmet and cleats, got on that bike and rode off down the street with a huge smile on his face. His mother said, “David loves the feeling of freedom he gets when he’s on the bicycle. It’s part of him. I don’t think I have ever seen David smile that much continuously, maybe in his life, but certainly not like that in the last two years since his diagnosis.
Sadly, David earned his angel wings only a month after receiving his Dream racing bike. Keep riding David!
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