What a joy to open the envelope from 88 Bikes and find the wonderful photo you see at right. The smile on the young girl’s face as she holds a photo of me and Laura is one we will always cherish. We are so proud to have donated a bicycle to Onynh through the efforts of 88 Bikes.
In December, I wrote about 88 Bikes and their efforts to provide the wonder of a bicycle to children of the world rescued from the horrors of slave trade. Since buying one of their bicycles, we have anxiously awaited the arrival of the photo showing the young child that received our bike. Now, it is here and will be framed shortly. Our donation of another bike goes along with this blog post.
I am especially proud that the bicycle goes to Onynh in Vietnam. My generation suffered through the confusing Vietnam War that tore at the very fiber of this nation. The war’s damage still seems almost irreparable both here and in Vietnam. It is my sincere hope that thanks to 88 Bikes some small joys can come from so much sorrow. We hope others can find $88 to buy a bike and offer the freedom a bicycle brings to those once confined to slavery. Enjoy the ride Onynh.