Special Needs Child Gets New Bike

A 9 year old special needs boy has received a new bike customized to his needs, thanks to the kindness of strangers. Brady Conn has a number of health issues, including spina bifida, hydrocephalus, and club feet. He is also developmentally delayed with mental challenges. He can't ride a regular bike,and the one he needed was beyond his parent's budget at a cost of more than 3-thousand-dollars. His parents entered him in a nationwide contest to win a new bike recently, but when a story about Brady ran in the local newspaper area residents came forward to help. With the coordination of Bill Nottingham of the Charlotte Bicycle Center,folks chipped in all the money needed,and Brady got his new bike on Thursday afternoon. His parents pulled his name out of the contest, so another special child could win a bike.