9-year-old Govind Rides a Trike for the First Time

Govind Nambier from Crayford was born with Diplegic Cerebral Palsy, which resulted in him having no use of his lower limbs. His condition improved slowly and after an operation when he was five, managed to walk with a Kaye walker frame. Since then, Govind has progressed to walking with normal sticks. He has another 8 operations planned while he is growing, to enable his mobility to improve.

Like most young boys, Govind had a wish to ride a trike. He was measured up for one by a specialist company, however the cost of £1,200 was beyond the reach of his parents who then applied to charities for funding. Donations with a Difference (DWAD), a charity who specialises in funding projects that support physical and mental health, came to the rescue, providing the full funding without hesitation.

His mum Kavitha said “I was amazed at DWAD’s instant response and willingness to help, all without red tape. Their chairman, Wayne Hodgson, kept us informed and was very proactive. This will improve Govind’s mobility and independence as well as fulfilling his dream of riding a bike!”

Govind’s trike arrived three weeks ago and he is now out and about enjoying his freedom.