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Elks help those with disabilities get moving again

 

POSITIVE SPINS – The Mount Vernon Elks Lodge is making it possible for cyclists of all ages and circumstances to be on the move this summer. The Elks’ Bicycle Recycle project refurbishes and gifts donated bikes and provides adaptive bikes (like the one shown above) to those unable to ride traditional models. La Conner area resident Debbie Denton (360-770-4815) is the local contact for the program. – Photo courtesy of Debbie Denton

Recovering from serious injuries can be a rough road, full of bumps and unforeseen obstacles.

But the Mount Vernon Elks Lodge is helping make that journey smoother.

As part of its ongoing bicycle recycle project, the Elks are providing adaptive bikes for those who cannot ride traditional models, allowing them mobility and the opportunity to exercise that might otherwise not be possible.

A case in point involves a young woman who was in her teens when she received life-threatening injuries that left her without the use of her legs.

Lodge members are keeping her on the move by repairing a...



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