Emmett started having seizures at 4 weeks old and was soon after diagnosed with epilepsy. We never were able to get control with just meds and at 5 months old he was further diagnosed with a rare and severe form of childhood epilepsy called infantile spasms. We were able to get the spasms under control but Emmett was still having about 20+ seizures a day. We made the very difficult decision to go ahead with brain surgery when he was only 8 months old. They removed 5% of his right frontal lobe in hopes to gain seizure freedom. With this surgery, though, they told us that he would come out week on his left side. He was unable to move his arm or leg immediately after but with intense physical and occupational therapy he was able to get his strength back in his leg fairly quickly. A year and a half later, we are still working on getting his left arm and hand strong. Emmett absolutely loved riding the AmTryke at occupational therapy and it helped him use his left hand for weight bearing and to help him open his fingers. It has been a long road and unfortunately after being seizure free for a year, Emmett started having seizures again in October. We are still working to gain control with just meds but his neurology team has recommended we go through with brain surgery again.. Right now we want to wait and see how he does on medication but if we do surgery again we are risking that he may need to learn to walk and use his hand all over again. This bike would be a huge help in his recovery journey.