Here at MAD Foundation HQ we receive many heart warming thank-you’s from parents of children we have supported. Every situation is unique. The amount can be large ($10,000+) or small ($500), but the outcome is always the same – it Makes A Difference.
This letter from Archie’s mum is priceless – every kid deserves a bike, and thanks to MAD
Foundation’s generous supporters, Archie received one for Christmas.
Hi MAD Foundation
You kindly funded a bicycle from Body Cycles for my son, Archie, which we received in December 2015. Given it was so close to Christmas I decided to make it a Christmas present for Archie. So with Anthea’s help (Archie’s physio from his school) we kept the bike hidden from Archie.
I have attached a photo which shows the wrapped bike. Archie was able to pull the paper off the bike – he had no idea what was underneath the wrappings. We videoed Archie unwrapping the bike but my technical incompetence prevents me from attaching the video (and it does go on for a bit!).
The next two photos are of Archie’s first bike ride with his two sisters and cousin. We drove down to Ringwood Lake and Archie enjoyed riding with the family. We have turned the bike into a police bike by attaching flashing lights and sirens and Archie was in his element arresting everyone for speeding, jaywalking and stealing each others bikes.
Thank you so very much for your kindness and generosity. It was so beautiful to see Archie being able to fully and equally join in a family activity. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Yours in gratitude