is a 7 year-old boy who attends Cheam Elementary School
in Chilliwack, British Columbia. He loves to draw and
play wheelchair basketball with his older brother Caleb.Ben
is becoming an accomplished swimmer and feels that
he’s not many years away
from attempting a kids triathlon on his own.
playing with his cousins and watching his family
members play soccer, softball and hockey. His mom
is the real runner in the family, completing her first
half marathon with her sister in San Fransisco in
Benjamin rides an Adams Trail-A-Bike,
that was donated to him from Len Stad at Jacks’ Bicycle Shop in Vedder Crossing, B.C. Len is a neighbour of ours
and is a proud supporter of Benjamin and Team Hagkull. Ben’s bike model
is an “Original Folder 1” and weighs a whopping 85 pounds (when it
weighs that much, you get a lifetime guarantee on workmanship!).
We adapted Ben’s
pedals with Velcro straps to keep his feet anchored during his ride. As a result
of being born with Spina Bifida, Ben doesn’t have sensation in his legs
below his knees, but he’s still able to contribute in the pedal portion
of our events.