Tag: mobility problems
Nine-year-old Maggie Monnin and her 8-year-old sister Charlie have spinal muscular atrophy, a neurodegenerative disease that can be fatal. But their smiles are a lot brighter thanks to a surprise gift from Jason Kraft, who makes motorized tricycles that are typically for senior citizens. Dylan Dreyer reports for TODAY’s series The Upside.
The E-BIKE Act creates a consumer tax credit that will cover 30% of the cost of the e-bike, up to a $1,500 credit. It only applies to new e-bikes that cost less than $8,000 and is fully refundable, allowing lower-income workers to claim the credit.
“When Allison came back from her first ride on her own, she said to me, ‘I’ve never really seen our own neighborhood before’. And I’m thinking, ‘Oh my God, you’re free’.”
Today is Giving Tuesday with Fox 29 and Jason Kraft of Electric Bike Technologies.
Within seconds of being assisted onto the trike, she was flying around our warehouse. I had never seen anything like it. She was smiling from ear to ear – it occurred to me that we were in a position to do something to help kids like her.