Welcome to Little Red Dog Foundation!
Founded with a mission to create mobility and independence for the disabled, the Little Red Dog Foundation provides specially equipped therapeutic three-wheeled cycles for people who are mobility challenged. Use of the cycles can improve circulation, increase body strength, expand range of motion and improve endurance, all of which can lead to increased self-esteem and feelings of independence and accomplishment. Hope and courage follow.
The Little Red Dog Foundation is a chapter of the national non-profit, Ambucs, which was founded in Birmingham, AL in 1922 with a mission of helping disabled children. With 130 current chapters, Ambucs has been able to provide more than 15,000 cycles all over the nation. To date, the South Carolina based chapter has provided almost 200 cycles in the Beaufort area.
LRDF believes that all disabled children deserve to have the freedom and independence that therapeutic AmTrykes can provide. Some of the disabled simply do not have the coordination and strength to ride a regular bicycle. These specially equipped cycles allow children with disabilities such as muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, autism, Downâ€™s syndrome and many other disabling conditions to experience the world unrestricted by conventional medical devices, such as walkers and wheelchairs.
AmTrykes can actually help riders improve circulation and endurance, as well as, increase strength and range of motion. Experiencing freedom of mobility leads to a feeling of accomplishment and improved self-esteem.