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10-year-old living with cerebral palsy receives special bike

Hunter receiving new tricycle custom- made for him. (Photo source: WLOX) Hunter receiving new tricycle custom- made for him. (Photo source: WLOX)
PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) -

Ten-year-old Hunter Cunningham lives with cerebral palsy. 

"He is a very special young fellow, we adopted him when he was like 3 years old. He's so excited today; sometimes he doesn't feel like he can do anything," said Hunter's sister, Sarah Cunningham.

But, his feelings changed on Sunday thanks to a very special gift from Hewitt Wheless and AMBUCS out of Texas. An organization dedicated to making dreams come true for kids with special needs, the company gifted Hunter a custom-made bicycle. 

"We just do this all over the country if we're able to. We'd like to keep our money in east Texas, but it's not about us, it's about the kids," said AMBUCS representative, Hewitt Wheless. 

Hunter's family, friends, teachers, and even physical therapists, were all present to see him during the special moment.

"He told me, 'I never seen so many people taking pictures of me before in all of my life," said Hunter's physical therapist, Katelyn Caraway. 

The new tricycle features special handlebars, pedals, and straps; all of which make it easier for Hunter to navigate his new wheels. 

"It's a wonderful blessing to have something that his brothers have. He can go outside and ride bikes with his brothers, and not feel like he has to play from the ground," said Caraway.

The generosity of the strangers left Hunter speechless.

"It's cool and nice," said Hunter. "I don't know anything else."

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