Program loses more than training wheels

Published 06/20 2012 05:23PM

Updated 06/20 2012 06:24PM

DANVILLE -- Today parents watched their kids do what they thought might be impossible. Kids with special needs threw out their training wheels and rode a bike for the first time, but it could be their last.

Lose the Training Wheels Camp has been teaching kids how to balance on a bike for nearly a decade. But, organizers say there just aren't enough kids signing up.

For parents like Elizabeth Kofoed, it's her son's only chance to push through barriers which block him from normalcy. He rode a bike for the first time ever today. She watched and cheered from the sidelines.

Lose the Training Wheels is a national program started by a UI professor. There are 80-camps around the country.

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