Taking her new wheels for a spin

Last Modified: 10/19/2021

In her early 20s, while playing sand volleyball, Julie Amos experienced some vision distortion and collapsed. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). When her symptoms started impacting her day-to-day life, she began working with Ashley Wilson, MOT, OTR/L, CHT, outpatient occupational therapist, Holly D. Sale Rehab & Wellness Center, Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Ashley assessed Julie’s specific goals and challenges. They talked about what Julie wanted to be able to do, despite the physical setbacks that accompanied her MS. The duo worked to address some balance issues, as well as tremors and fatigue, but Julie had one more goal in mind. She wanted to ride bikes with her kids.

Ashley connected with AMBUCS, an organization that gives away therapeutic trikes to people who can’t ride a traditional bicycle. They delivered a custom, cherry red tricycle, with steering at waist level to make maneuvering easier for Julie, just in time for a beautiful autumn ride.

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