(WXYZ) - One local young woman who was devastated after her bike was stolen now has something to celebrate.
A few weeks ago, we introduced you to Ericka who has Cerebral Palsy and Apathy Cerebella. Her adoptive mother Margarite reached out to us hoping someone could get her daughter a new handicap bike after thieves took her last one while she was riding it.
This happened in a parking lot near her former home in Detroit.
As always, our generous community responded with offers and we choose Ferndale Electric who bought Ericka a brand new state-of-the-art handicap bike from D&D Bicycles in Northville.
"She is very excited and was clapping her hands when the bike arrived," said Margarite.
Ericka's physical activities are limited but she loves biking; it gives her freedom and getting a new bike for her birthday gives her so much joy.
The man responsible for her joy is Art Ashley, owner of Ferndale Electric.
"Everybody needs to step up and help people in need," said Ashley. "If everyone did something, even small, needs would be taken care of."
Giving back is important for Ferndale Electric. They send care packages to our troops overseas and also help stock the shelves at Gleaners Food Bank.
Since receiving her new wheels, Ericka has been riding for several hours each day.
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