The boy gets help from his friends to ride a bike for the first time: “Stop saying you can’t!”
WOODSTOCK, Ga. – A boy from Cherokee County, who is part of the spectrum, learned to ride a bike from two boys in his neighborhood. It was something that no adult had been able to do before.
“Stop saying you can’t,” Ty Saragba and Kamdyn Howell told 13-year-old Brody Roberts.
“Faster, pedal, pedal faster,” the boys told Roberts in a home video shared with FOX 5 Atlanta.
Roberts said he was thrilled to reach a milestone as a child.
“It feels good,” Roberts said.
His mother, Meghan Roper, said this moment was even more heartfelt as Brody is on the spectrum and lives with a neurological disorder. She didn’t know if he would ever be able to ride a bike.
“There were several therapists who couldn’t do it,” Roper said.
This was all possible with a little help from his neighborhood friends who said they didn’t want Brody to ever feel left out.
“We always ride the bike and I feel like it always gets left out,” said Ty Saragba.
“I knew he could do it,” Kamdyn Howell said. “It was exciting, but it was a surreal moment for me because I’m like, here are these two boys who are younger, and they expect my child to be able to do something when maybe at the back of my head I was buying the adaptive bike,” Roper said.
“They mean a lot to me,” Roberts said when speaking of their support. “Because they are nice to me.”
A simple three-kid bike ride that carried a bigger life lesson: you can do anything.
“We were really excited and so it was a really special moment for us,” Saragba said.