Meet Derek

A Message from Derek

"If you saw me on the street you would think I am really impaired. I thank my parents for every thing they thought. They always knew I was not the person I appear to be. I am locked in a world that offers very little and my family found a way to really help me see I am able to do things that I want to do if I apply my skills and interests."  


“Bicycles are soothing; they are the essence of simplicity.” - Derek

Derek’s admiration of bicycles inspired his support team to help him receive the training and mentoring required to learn how to repair them. This was no easy feat. Individuals like Derek are rarely encouraged to become productive members of society and he’s had to overcome many obstacles to do so.  Derek is now a business owner in Gainesville, Florida, who happily works on bicycles with the ongoing assistance from his devoted support team.