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Boy with one arm gets new bike perfect for him

Posted at 3:53 PM, May 08, 2020

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — Born without his arm, Kaysen Green has faced plenty of challenges already in his short four years.

But nothing made him want to quit quite like riding a bike.

“Seeing him ride his other bike, he was just struggling with it,” Kaysen's mom, Amber Pedicone said. “So for me as a mom, watching him want to give up, I was like 'okay I need the resources.'"

Pedicone reached out to the Grand Haven community online. That's when she met the guys over at Active Manufacturing in Spring Lake.
They helped build a special rig so Kaysen could ride his bike.

“When this came up it was a fun opportunity come up with a design and to see it all work. We don’t always get to see the end result,” Nate Ruiter with Active Manufacturing said.

The end result is one happy kid.

“It’s awesome. It’s what every kid wants to be able to do when they’re a kid. So it’s awesome watching him be able to do it,” Kaysen's dad, Justin Green, told FOX 17.