DETROIT (WGME) – A young boy from Somerset County has found a new way to continue his passion for sports, thanks to an adaptive racing chair.
Kellan Tilton, 7, was born with neuroblastoma cancer.
He is paralyzed from the waist down but that hasn’t stopped his love for sports.
Officials from the Hartford Insurance Co., which provides disability coverage, and Paralympics Games gold medal nordic skier and hand cyclist Oksana Masters were on hand to present Kellan with his new adaptive racing bike.
“I was just like, ‘Oh, we’re gonna just go cycling again and we’re gonna play pickleball,” Kellan said when he received the new racing chair.
“I didn’t expect anything like that. I was gonna take a look inside the new trailer but I’m glad I didn’t … I’m glad I didn’t!” he said.
The Hartford also donated $45,000 to Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation for new adaptive equipment and a trailer.