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Business club delivers special bike to girl with cerebral palsy

Kira Berry is no ordinary 4 year old Kira Berry is no ordinary 4 year old
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Kira Berry is no average 4-year-old girl. Her life today is more of a miracle than her parents ever thought possible.

"Doctors gave us worst case scenario that she wouldn't be past the physical or mental age of 5 months," her mom Tiffany says.

Kira has cerebral palsy, making tasks like walking a challenge.

But she has stepped over the hurdles in her life, overcoming all odds and silencing the critics.

She gets stronger every day, thanks to treatments, her dad's gentle helping hand, and mom's unfailing encouragement.

And even though she's as independent as all 4-year-olds can be, she's getting a bit of help from a group of Lubbock business leaders.

AMBUCS, the American Businesses Club, is on a mission to provide mobility to kids with disabilities.

They provide Amtrykes, therapeutic bicycles that make mobility easier and more fun while making kids stronger.

So on a Friday afternoon, they surprised Kira and her parents in their home with a new Tryke in tow.

Kira's parents, Chris and Tiffany Berry say they're thrilled to be a part of the surprise.

The two have watched Kira develop since before she was 2, that's when they adopted her.

"We didn't originally request a special needs child," Tiffany says. "But we started volunteering with an organization called Night Owls."

Night Owls is a program that offers babysitting services for children with special needs. Chris and Tiffany were assigned to work with a young boy who had cerebral palsy.

Later, they got a call that there was a little girl with cerebral palsy who needed a home.

"We first saw her when she was 9 [months] but we took her home when she was a year and a half," Chris says.

"Once we found out she was special needs we thought… God would have it this way," Chris says, "and knew she was our daughter. It didn't really matter what she had."

The family reads together every day, which has led Kira to a love of books.

"We couldn't imagine our lives without Kira," Tiffany says. "She's determined and fun and smart and just a joy."

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