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Donor Replaces Special Bike

Donor Replaces Special Bike

Posted - Jul. 30, 2004 at 8:31 a.m.



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SOUTH OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- A little girl with spina bifida has a new special bicycle, thanks to an anonymous donor.

Eleven-year-old Wiley Johnston's special three-wheel bike was stolen earlier this week from the family's carport.

Wiley can't walk because of her disease, which is a congenital malformation of the spinal column. Her mother says the only way she can get exercise is by riding the special bike.

But after hearing about the little girl's story, an anonymous donor replaced the stolen bicycle.

The unidentified man made the donation through the police department. Wiley says she's thankful for the kind gesture.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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