Custom Gift Brings New Mobility to Student

Company Donates Trike to Life Skills Student

Nichole Prescott enjoys her new mobility trike from Amtryke.

The life skills class will celebrate student Nichole Prescott’s new custom-made trike with a party before the afternoon pep rally on September 8. Prescott was presented with her specialized trike on August 28.

“I was very proud because she’s been waiting for [the trike] for over a year,” life skills teacher Jan Simmons said. “She missed [presentation day], but they actually do a huge thing where several trikes are presented. She wasn’t able to go so we got to actually present it to her [at the school], and she didn’t know it was coming.”

It motivates her. I feel truly blessed, and I’m glad I was able to help her get this trike.”

— Ronda Knight

Originally, Prescott requested a trike she could use at school, and life skills aid Ronda Knight consulted the student’s in-school therapist Shannon Brown on the matter. After searching the district for a suitable trike to no avail, Brown procured the necessary paperwork and collaborated with Prescott’s mother to get things rolling.

“She was glowing when she first saw it,” Knight said. “It motivates her. I feel truly blessed, and I’m glad I was able to help her get this trike.”

Amtryke’s gift to Nichole was funded entirely by donation, some anonymous and some not. Because Prescott does not have the use of her legs, her trike is designed to be propelled by a crank turned with both hands simultaneously.

“It makes her so happy and she always makes us happy,” life skills teacher Kristi Rozell said. “She is such a blessing to us, so to see her happy just blesses us more. She just has such a sweet spirit.”