Elise has Down Syndrome and struggles with motor activities and her physical endurance. She cannot fit on a toddler tricycle, but also cannot keep her balance on a children’s bicycle. An adaptive tricycle lets Elise overcome the issues that tricycles and bicycles bring her by helping her increase her muscle strength and develop better coordination. Her insurance and Medicaid plans wouldn’t help pay for the tricycle, so HCCI stepped in to purchase the tricycle for Elise. Now she can work on her muscle strength and coordination as she joins her sisters and neighbors on bike rides around the neighborhood!