Nora Frank benefits from GABR support.

GABR family: ‘We cannot thank you enough’

March 24, 2020

Nora Frank is just one of the many kids and young adults impacted by the annual Great American Bike Race (GABR).

Thanks to participants and supporters, her family has received funding assistance for an enclosed handicap ramp.

The Franks shared how this support has helped them better care for Nora with an enclosed ramp from their home to the shop where they store their vehicle:

We are so happy and our hearts are filled with joy about the approval of the enclosed handicap ramp. This winter, Nora was only hospitalized one time for just one short evening. We truly believe having this enclosed ramp to escort her from our house to the shop and into the van is one of the reasons she was not critically hospitalized this winter. To be able to load Nora into her chair and wheel her into the shop without trudging through the snow and cold temperatures is Heaven sent. It has made life so much easier for our family.

We cannot thank you enough for helping not only our family; but families all across this great state who are affected by cerebral palsy.

Over the past 23 years, GABR funds have helped more than 450 families with costs not covered by insurance including:

  • Adaptive bikes
  • Wheelchairs
  • Shower and bath chairs
  • Standers
  • Walkers
  • Orthotics
  • Lifts
  • Sleep safe beds
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Non-traditional therapies including massage, hydrotherapy and therapeutic horseback riding
  • Other home modifications including elevators, stair lifts and handicap bathrooms
  • Vehicle modifications

With COVID-19 present in our local communities, this year’s race looks a little different. We invite our supporters to participate in a virtual way.

Learn more and get involved at gabr.sanfordhealth.org.