When Ayden Love grew out of the push tricycle he used as a toddler, his mother Anita Ellington said that riding a bike was no longer feasible for him.
Ayden, now 7, has osteogenesis imperfecta type 5, a subtype of brittle bone disease. Although he can walk and bear weight, simple trips or falls can break or fracture bones.
“Imagine having a child, and never letting them fall down, and every time they fall down something breaks,” Anita said. “It’s very akin to a geriatric patient when you’re always feeling like ‘I can’t let them fall down.’”