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Brooke gets her bike

Brooke Durnford, front with her father Chris, received her new bicycle recently. Brooke has cerebral palsy and used a similar bicycle at the Janeway. Also shown are, from left, Bob Delaney, business development manager Castle Building Supplies, Brooke's mother Tina, her sister Summer, her grandmother Millie and Burgeo Pharmacy manager Bonnie Anderson.
Brooke Durnford, front with her father Chris, received her new bicycle recently. Brooke has cerebral palsy and used a similar bicycle at the Janeway. Also shown are, from left, Bob Delaney, business development manager Castle Building Supplies, Brooke's mother Tina, her sister Summer, her grandmother Millie and Burgeo Pharmacy manager Bonnie Anderson.

A four-year-old Burgeo girl with cerebral palsy has a bike to call her very own.

Thanks to the generosity of the community and local businesses, Brooke Durnford now has a special therapeutic bicycle.

Brooke, the daughter of Tina and Chris Durnford, was 15-months-old when she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

She makes three trips a year to the Janeway Children’s Hospital for therapy and three more to receive Botox injections to relax her muscles.

Brooke and her family are active when dealing with her condition and her parents work hard with her to do new things.

Bonnie Anderson, the manager of Burgeo Pharmacy, saw a video of Brooke riding a special bicycle at the Janeway.

Anderson said the video touched her and she wanted to do something to help Brooke get a bicycle of her own.

Bob Delaney of Castle Building Supplies found out about the project and donated the first $1,000, which Burgeo Pharmacy matched.

Thanks to a Facebook post, people from Burgeo, Ramea and points beyond donated to the cause.

More than $3,000 was raised to get Brooke a bicycle and some accessories, including a helmet.

The family was overwhelmed by the support and thanked everyone who helped Brooke's dream become a reality.

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Thanks to the generosity of the community and local businesses, Brooke Durnford now has a special therapeutic bicycle.

Brooke, the daughter of Tina and Chris Durnford, was 15-months-old when she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

She makes three trips a year to the Janeway Children’s Hospital for therapy and three more to receive Botox injections to relax her muscles.

Brooke and her family are active when dealing with her condition and her parents work hard with her to do new things.

Bonnie Anderson, the manager of Burgeo Pharmacy, saw a video of Brooke riding a special bicycle at the Janeway.

Anderson said the video touched her and she wanted to do something to help Brooke get a bicycle of her own.

Bob Delaney of Castle Building Supplies found out about the project and donated the first $1,000, which Burgeo Pharmacy matched.

Thanks to a Facebook post, people from Burgeo, Ramea and points beyond donated to the cause.

More than $3,000 was raised to get Brooke a bicycle and some accessories, including a helmet.

The family was overwhelmed by the support and thanked everyone who helped Brooke's dream become a reality.

info@gulfnews.ca    

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