TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A present that traveled more than 1,000 miles to Terre Haute created Christmas unforgettable for a regional mother and her son with particular requires.
Santa and a reindeer built a excursion from the South Pole to provide a exclusive bicycle.
“Last yr was rough on us. He experienced the hip substitute operation. He was in a cast from his chest to his ankles. He could not move all around and it was extremely hard to genuinely do substantially,” Colton’s mother, Kelly Frost, explained.
When Frost was pregnant with Colten, she was in a car accident that left her son not able to stroll or discuss.
“I’m going to struggle for more for him. He deserves everything in my energy that I can give him,” she reported.
Frost searched for place businesses that make unique requires bikes. Colten’s toes can be strapped in to give his legs some motion when the bike is pushed, it retains his blood circulating.
“He’s had a important surgical treatment each individual 12 months, striving to remain on major of his health-related points has been a battle, allow alone find one thing that could present exciting and some variety of boyhood for him to essentially appreciate,” she reported.
Frost didn’t have considerably luck locally.
“I type of acquired handed all over like a scorching potato, but I didn’t give up,” she said.
Until finally she identified as a Bikes for Tykes in Naples, Florida. Founder and president of the business, Skip Riffle, answered.
“I mentioned, nicely, uh, you know, you’re in luck. I just happened to have just one of these, uh, distinctive requires bikes below,” Riffle reported.
Upcoming was identifying how to get the bicycle to Indiana. They realized the charge to ship the bicycle would be near to $1,600 and an individual would have to assemble it.
Skip created a call to his regional VFW in Naples and they have been in a position to protected a ride for the bike.
“When they instructed me it was coming to Terre Haute, Indiana. It is like, whoa, I was born and raised in this article. I’ll consider it, you know, get it here for him. So, uh, it was a trip alright,” Steve Terstegge, who shipped the bike, said.
Conference Colten and Frost created the 17 hour generate worthy of it.
“It was just heartwarming. It was form of like you know. Like how typically is that heading to transpire? That they named the true town where you were being from originally 3 million towns in the US just took place to arrive in this article,” Terstegge explained.
Was it Xmas magic?
“Here is a mother of 1,200 miles absent that somehow finds my cellphone quantity, presents me a phone. I happen to have what she demands. And then I occurred to stumble into somebody who was willing to choose it to her. Um, if that isn’t Xmas magic, I’m sorry. I don’t know what is,” Riffle mentioned.
Frost is a teacher’s assist at Dixie Bee Elementary. She claimed she has a enthusiasm for doing the job with small children with particular needs. She’s also included with the Terre Haute new music scene, undertaking with the Zorah Shriners and Musicians Corridor of Fame.
Frost works with her son by way of new music therapy among many other sorts of remedy.