Generous businesses and individuals make Claire's wish come true

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Julie Strubberg demonstrates how the Amtrke works

By Kyle Quick
New Haven, Mo. - Claire Scheer, daughter of Rick and Cindy Scheer, was diagnosed with Aicardi Syndrome shortly after birth.  Aicardi manifests through impaired mobility, low muscle tone, visual and sensory disturbances, and seizure disorders.

Julie Strubberg is Claire’s personal assistant who works with the 8-year-old on a daily basis at Franklin County R-II where Claire attends school.

Up until now Claire’s only means of mobility was the use of her wheel chair or ambulating in her gait trainer.  Because Aicardi affects muscle tone, there are few options to help increase her strength or improve her mobility.

Between consulting her therapist and research they discovered a device that will give Strubberg the ability to provide effective exercise in hopes of generating muscle growth.

Amtryke is nothing more than a supped up tricycle that allows Claire to exercise.

Strubberg is able to control the tricycle from the rear.

Thanks to a number of generous businesses and individuals Claire’s wish came true.

Their donations not only made it possible to purchase the Amtryke but also gave Claire at new life.

The Scheer family and Claire would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their kindhearted donations.

Julie Strubberg
Bank of Franklin County, New Haven
Dr. Lee Hinson, Union Veterinary Association
Robert and Dr. Patricia Homeyer
Bill Miller
Engelbrecht Enterprises Inc, New Haven Farm and Feed
Fraternal Order of Eagles NO 1328, Hermann
Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary, Hermann
Citizens Bank, New Haven
Dave Hall, State Farm Insurance Co.
St James Evangelical Church Women’s Guild
Pratts Pharmacy, New Haven
Kiwanis Club, Union