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AMBUCS and Lawton Fire Department give out another AmTryke

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LAWTON, Okla._A Lawton 6th grader had an extra special day today, not only was it his birthday, but he got the gift of his dreams, a bike.

But this is no ordinary bicycle.

Genesis Lewis got an AmTryke today in between his classes at Tomlinson Middle School.

It's a bike that caters to children with disabilities and gives them more coordination, mobility and independence, something Genesis and his family are excited about.

All of Genesis's classmates lined up as he was presented his brand new AmTryke.

After singing happy birthday and making a wish, Genesis was presented with his special bike.

"It's very important because he loves to ride but can not ride a regular bicycle," Genesis' grandfather Keith Lewis said, "and this here gives him the opportunity to get out with his brothers and ride his bike."

Lewis said even though Genesis may have some disabilities, he never gives up.

"You know he's very active but he can not do certain things that other kids can do," Lewis said.

The special birthday gift is thanks to the Lawton Fire Department and Great Plains AMBUCS.

"This is going to help him," President of the Great Plains AMBUCS Mike McClelland said, "it's going to strengthen his lower body it will strengthen his coordination it will improve his muscular skills everything physical that you could imagine will improve."

The AmTryke will not only help Genesis become more mobile, but will give him the confidence he needs to succeed in other areas.

"You know it will obviously help him develop physically as well as socially, by having the opportunity to ride bikes with his peers so I think in the future it will make a difference in his life," McClelland said.

This was the third AmTryke this year the Lawton Fire Department and AMBUCS teamed up to give to children just like Genesis, they said it feels great to be able to do it.

To date, AMBUCS has distributed over 15,300 AmTrykes across the world.

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