19-year-old Loyd has been given a mental and physical boost thanks to funding from Children Today.
The charity granted funds for an adapted trike enabling Loyd to rebuild the strength in his legs through gentle exercise.
Born five-weeks prematurely, Loyd had some minor delays in his mental development but was progressing well.
Sadly, at the age of six he suffered a number of fits, resulting in brain damage, which left Loyd unable to walk or talk. Loyd has slowly had to rebuild these skills, though he is still severely mentally and physically disabled. The cause of the fits remains undiagnosed.
Loyd’s mum Helen says: “The trike has really helped Loyd rebuild his core strength and build up his leg muscles. It also provides an opportunity to get out and get some fresh air. He’s not able to cycle a long distance but he absolutely loves getting out on his trike.
“He’s incredibly active and loves all kinds of sports. As well as enjoying cycling, Loyd also plays football and boccia (similar to boules) with Ellesmere Port and Neston Special Olympics.”