WESTLAKE - Several little ones battling life-threatening illnesses received a bike for free this morning.
Six kids received a bike and a helmet. Four of these kids are in remission – one of them is 4-year-old Skylar.
“Bike. I like it,” said Skylar.
“She couldn’t wait," said Sondra Barksdale, Skylar's mother. "She got up extra early excited. She was ready to get her bike.”
A Special Wish and a new nonprofit, Project Purpose, teamed up to make this happen.
“This is way better than we could have ever hoped for like all these kids and they’re little faces," said Amanda Puleo, co-founder of Project Purpose. "They’re jumping up and down. The one little girl said I have a Frozen bike. My helmet has a crown. They’re just so excited.”
“It takes a village," said Nicole Ryan, who launched Project Purpose with Puleo in July. "It definitely does but when it’s all said and done it’s definitely worth it.”
Project Purpose organized a “spinning class” to raise enough money for these bikes and helmets.