OKLAHOMA – Experts say 80% of children with Autism won’t ride a bike in their entire life because of the limitations of the disorder.
But that’s not the case for 10-year-old Samuel Maus.
His mother Carla said doctors told her they didn’t think he would ever walk.
Now, he’s showing them he can do more than that.
ICan Ride is an organization geared towards teaching kids with disabilities how to bike.
After just five short days of riding lessons with iCan Ride, Samuel broke through his barriers.
Now he can ride a bike like any other ten-year old.
“Yesterday, Sam said I’m going to be one of those guys in Paris on those bikes. In about ten years. I replied, I’m going to be there cheering you on,” Carla said.
Another person who continues to cheer Sam on is Gene, one of the volunteers behind Sam’s success.
He decided to give Sam one last push in the right direction and surprised him with some wheels to call his own.
“Here you go bud. This is from all the people here at Crest. We all pitched in so you can ride,” said Gene
Carla says the love from the community can be a bit overwhelming. But, she says the love that Sam is finding in himself is a break through.
“Sam told me I now know what it feels like to be good at something. I cant explain what that feels like,” said Carla