St. Charles, IL (PRWEB) February 20, 2008
Hal Honeyman, who owns a modified-bicycle business in Illinois, was recently featured in the online publication American Profile.com. Honeyman's business, Creative Mobility, specializes in bicycles that are modified for the disabled. He also has runs a charitable organization called Project Mobility that offers recreational events for people with disabilities using his specialized bicycles.
It was natural for Honeyman to begin modifying bicycles for the disabled after his son Jacob was born with cerebral palsy that left him unable to walk. He began selling the modified bicycles out of his St. Charles shop, the Bike Rack, in 1997. The modified bicycles business became known as Creative Mobility, and Project Mobility was later formed to expand his outreach programs to more disabled individuals.
The article in AmericanProfile.com discusses the various charitable activities that Project Mobility supports, such as the annual 30-mile weekend cycling day along the Illinois River for kids from a local Shriners Hospital. Honeyman is involved with new events for disabled kids practically every week. "A lot of them have had a dozen surgeries and every uphill battle you can think of," Honeyman said in the article. "But they have such a tremendously positive outlook. It teaches me a lot, and I draw my strength from them."
Project Mobility works mostly with disabled kids, but they also work with adults. In 2006, for example, they adapted bikes for 40 amputees from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. The amputees were riding 3,000 miles cross-country to raise money for wounded military-service members. Honeyman has even adapted bikes for quadriplegics with joystick controls and up to 128 gear combinations.
To view the AmericanProfile.com article about Hal Honeyman, go to http://www.americanprofile.com/heroes/article/24867.html.
About Creative Mobility:
In 1997 Creative Mobility was formed as a provider of adapted cycling equipment. Since the formation of Creative Mobility, they have provided the service of taking equipment to places all throughout the country. Since then, they have served thousands of disabled children and adults. Creative Mobility has hosted and supported hundreds of adaptive cycling events and activities, and has collaborated with several hospitals, therapists, schools, and park districts. Because the demand for their programs has increased over the past six years, Project Mobility was formed as the charitable arm of Creative Mobility in order to expand their outreach programs and bring adaptive cycling to more disabled individuals.
Project Mobility is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that offers recreational events using specialized bicycles for people with disabilities. Their professional staff works with families, rehabilitative professionals, and organizations to promote better health, independence, and most of all the freedom of mobility for people with physical disabilities.
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