Harry Dudley is an energetic nine-year-old boy who was born with Spina Bifida. Harry lives with his family in the alpine region of North East Victoria and attends Bright College. He is able to walk for short distances but is slower than his peers and prone to tripping over, so he uses a manual wheelchair for distances over 400m or when a surface is uneven.
Harry and his family try to live the active lifestyle that the region encourages and not let his limited strength get in the way of active pursuits. Harry is a member of the local mountain bike club, attends swimming during the summer, and is participating in Auskick for the first time this year. Harry uses a powered mountain bike to be an active cyclist on the trails but his bike was getting too small for him. So the Dudley family applied to the John MacLean Foundation for a grant to buy Harry a new mountain bike.
JMF was delighted to present Harry with $6000 towards Harry’s new motorised mountain bike to keep him active in the sport so he can continue to compete in the sport he loves and to chase his dream of reaching a higher level.
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