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AHA Helps Gaza Refugee Just Be a Kid

Athletes Helping Athletes Featured Hero

The awesome folks at our Tualatin Road Runner Sports store in Oregon had the honor of changing the life of an 11-year-old boy from Gaza last weekend. Thaer was at Shriner’s Hospital in Oregon to get fitted for a prosthetic leg. Two years ago his family’s home was hit by a drone strike and not only did he lose his leg and part of his hand, he also lost his mom and four siblings. Giving him a free handcycle may seem trivial compared to his losses, but at least it put a smile on his face for a few minutes.

Thank you to Reid and his entire team for welcoming our 1,147th family member in style. Look what we get to do!

Athletes Helping Athletes is the in-house charity of Road Runner Sports. Their mission is to gift handcycles 100% free to children with disabilities helping them gain confidence, build strength, and go fast with family and friends! AHA is staffed solely by volunteering employees of Road Runner Sports…like me!

Learn more about Athletes Helping Athletes here >

Steve Lemig

Steve Lemig is the founder of Wilderdad. He's been a lot of things over the years. Skateboarder. Mountain biker. Climber. Snowboarder. Bike mechanic. Forest firefighter. Woodworker. Creative director. These days he's a runner, writer, husband, and father. He writes stories to empower dads and encourage them to share outdoor adventures with their kids as a tool to strengthen families and build respect for the environment. He has also been the Managing Editor at Road Runner Sports for the last 11 years.