Today we had the pleasure of delivering two bikes to Ava, a young woman battling Stage IV T Cell Lymphoma. Ava and her father applied for a Patient & Caregiver Grant in order to stay as active as possible before her upcoming transplant. Ava’s oncology and physical therapy teams at Sloan Kettering highly recommended biking as a great place for Ava to start. We couldn’t agree more! We worked with Ava for the past few weeks and realized that a folding, city bike would be the best way to go. She and her dad could ride the bikes to Sloan for Ava’s treatments. The folding option gives Ava the ability to hop on a bus or subway with ease in case her treatments leave her a little tired.
When we met Ava and her dad today, their smiles were so radiant it was completely contagious. They shared with us that today is the Persian New Year. They see today and their new bikes from Seas It as a new beginning.
We wish Ava and her dad all the best. And, if you happen to be on the Upper East Side of New York City be on the lookout for two beautiful people on awesome bikes.
A special thanks to Mike at The Peddler in Long Branch, NJ for always being so accommodating when working with Amanda and Seas It to fulfill Seas It’s Patient and Caregiver Grants!