A Gravette family is looking for help raising money for a special needs bike made for their son. Brock Beccard suffers from an extremely rare genetic disorder that keeps him from mentally developing beyond the age of a toddler
Brock is just like most 8-year-old kids, he loves the outdoors and riding bikes on the trails here in NWA. The only problem is he can’t ride a bike by himself, so his family is doing what they can to give Brock a life like other kids his age.
“When he was born they told us he wouldn’t even make it to a year old,” said Michaela Beccard, Brock’s mother.
Eight years later, he’s already overcome so much in his life. Now his family, friends and even the Gravette school system are helping get Brock a bike made specifically for disabled children.
Tad Beccard, Brock’s father said, “This bike, it would help a bunch. Just because he would have his own seat and kind of be out there in front doing his own thing. And I’d be in the back just running around wherever he wants to go.”
The Beccard’s are trying to earn the bike through the annual Great Bike Giveaway. In order to do that, they’ll have to raise $5400 by March 15th.
Beccard said, “It will mean so much to us if we can have this bike, because right now it’s hard for us to go to the park. And do stuff as a family, because a lot of it is not set up for disabled kids. And with this bike being for disabled kids it will help a lot.”
The family is thankful there is a bike Brock can use safely, and still have fun. Brock’s mother said, “We have kids all through the neighborhood that ride bikes. And he just sits and watches, so whenever he is able to participate in these activities it will mean a lot to him. And I think he’ll come a lot further in life to live a more normal life that way.”
If you want to donate, and help Brock get the bike click here.