Meet Kevin

Kevin, a triathlon competitor, has found a new sense of freedom and independence aboard his new adapted bike, provided in part by The Coordinating Center’s Family Resource Fund.

Story: There is no doubt that Kevin is a huge fan of the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens. His entire bedroom displays an impressive wall-to-wall collection of sports memorabilia from his two favorite teams. Just as much as he enjoys supporting his teams in football and baseball, he loves his own role as an athlete in marathons and triathlons with Athletes Serving Athletes.

Athletes Serving Athletes is a nonprofit organization that allows people with and without disabilities to work together as teammates in marathons of varying intensity. In April of 2016, Kevin and his dad competed in the famed Boston Marathon. The talented duo finished their run in just over three hours and 48 minutes.

Even when he isn’t training for or competing in a race, you can find Kevin exercising his ability to move around and enjoy the outdoors. Kevin is able to get around his family’s neighborhood using his vibrant red adapted tricycle, which was provided in part by The Coordinating Center’s Family Resource Fund. After mastering the steering and pedaling maneuvers, Kevin feels his bike is an essential tool for independence and mobility.

Our Impact: Kevin’s Clinical Care Coordinator helped obtain funding for his adaptive tricycle through The Coordinating Center’s Family Resource Fund and another organization so he could ride his own bike around the neighborhood.