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Special Needs Kid Enters Contest To Win Bike

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WEST VIRGINIA- A 9-year-old West Virginia boy is determined to win a custom bike, which would exercise his brace-bound legs.

Brady Conn suffers from a number of disabilities, including spina bifida, clubfeet, and hydrocepalus.

Conn will likely eventually have to be in a wheelchair, but right now his favorite ride is a bike.

"Special needs stuff is sometimes more expensive," says Brady's mother Ann Conn who adopted him as a baby. Brady's adopted family has entered him into a national contest to win a $1500 bike because they simply cannot afford it.

This is not just any bike, Brady is determined to win a brand new custom made adaptive bike which will allow him to do what he loves. While any 9-year-old loves a good bike ride, it comes as a challenge for Brady who spends his time wearing leg braces.

Right now he uses a hand pedal bike that only allows him to use his upper body. A push-peddle bike would be ideal for Brady because it will allow him to use his leg muscles, prolonging his wheelchair- bound future.

According to WSAZ, when Brady was born he was only given a ten percent chance to live. He has certainly come a long way since then. The determined boy says the only thing that slows him down is sleep.

He urges everyone to vote for him so that he can enjoy a more active and comfortable future.

"Vote for me," he exclaimed.

The contest is led by the Michaela Noam Kaplan Great Bike Giveaway, and is sponsored by Friendship Circle of Michigan.

Voters can continue to vote for Brady until March 25th.

To help Brady win a custom bike, log on to The Great Bike Giveaway's webpage here.

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