OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - A 12-year-old Ocean Springs boy with severe cerebral palsy is competing in an online contest to win a bike. It's no ordinary bike. The bike is an adaptive bike designed for people with special needs. You can help David Greig win one of his own.
For Greig, the freedom that comes with riding a bicycle has only been a dream. His mother, Lisa Greig, hopes to change that.
"We are trying to win a bike, an adaptive bike," said Lisa. "It's called the Duet by Frank Mobility and it's an awesome bike. It's a wheelchair bike."
She learned about the Great Bike Giveaway through Facebook and quickly signed up.
"He had to have a need, a physical need. He has to need a bike, need an adaptive bike. I wrote a story and put a picture with it and submitted it."
Because of the costs associated with Greig's special needs, Lisa said his expenses add up. She said the bike he could use would cost around $5,000.
"Any kind of equipment geared towards special needs is very costly, always. And that's why a lot of families that have special needs children are not able to get out as much. It's a lot harder for them to get out," said Lisa.
David needs the most votes in his bike category to win in the Great Bike Giveaway.
"We'll be able to ride as a family because right now he can't go with us. David enjoys being outdoors. Loves being outdoors. So it will give him another reason to be outdoors," said Lisa.
Lisa's now reaching out to South Mississippians to vote for her son.
"We need votes. We need donations. Of course the more donations we get for the contest the better. Because the more bikes that are funded obviously the more kids that will get the bikes. And there are 600 kids in the contest," she explained.
Click here to vote for David.