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Anna Elder is quickly learning how to operate the handcycle that has given her freedom of movement she didn’t have before at Louisiana Elementary School.

Anna Elder gets freedom with chair attachment

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 9:35 am

Anna Elder can go just about anywhere she wants now and have fun doing it. Last week, the Louisiana fifth-grader took possession of a Rio Firefly Handcycle, a motorized attachment for her wheelchair that turns it into a three-wheeled motorcycle. “It’s fun, it goes everywhere,” she said. That includes the playground that she used to have to sit beside and other terrain that was out of the question. Elder is

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    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:33 am

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