Irwin Mitchell Helps Youngster Access Tomcat Trike
The family of Weston-Super-Mare boy with cerebral palsy are “over the moon” after lawyers provided them with a specialist trike which will help him achieve his dream of enjoying pedal power.
Jacob Moore, who developed the condition around the time of his birth, has been trying for months to master how to ride a bike, but his lack of leg strength and core balance has made it incredibly challenging.
Medical negligence lawyers at Irwin Mitchell’s Bristol office – who are currently investigating the care that the eight-year-old and his mother received around his delivery – went on to learn of his efforts via the family’s client liaison manager, Jennifer Appleby, and have now arranged for him to get his own Tomcat trike.
The specialist and innovative form of tricycle is specifically designed to support those with different physical needs and ensure they can access both much-needed exercise and the joys of cycling.
Expert Opinion“Jacob is a very special young man and we were all greatly touched by what our client liaison manager Jenny had mentioned to us about his bike riding efforts.
“We decided it may be a great idea to see how he gets on with the Tomcat trike and from the first moment of the trial he absolutely loved it. With Jenny’s help we’ve been able to arrange for the trike to be resprayed to Jacob’s favourite colour of red and we were delighted to see how happy he was when we gave it to him.
“We always want to do what we can to help our clients at Irwin Mitchell and people like Jenny are a core part of how we understand the needs of those we work for. We hope Jacob has hours of fun on his new toy.” Eleri Davies - Associate Solicitor
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Jacob’s mother Elizabeth, 31, said: “We are absolutely delighted and so thankful to Irwin Mitchell for helping us get access to this trike.
“The issues that Jacob faced with riding a bike were something I’d only mentioned in passing, but Jenny and the rest of the team went away to try and see what they could do about it. Jacob has some memory issues but after the trial all he talked about was being able to go on it again.
“We are all just over the moon with it and think it will make a massive difference to his life and how he gets exercise. He is going to love every minute with it.”