SAN JOSE (KRON) — A 16-year-old boy with special needs and his family are heartbroken as his custom-made bicycle was stolen.
Ramon Avina suffers from a rare central nervous system disorder, limiting his mobility. He is unable to walk and the bike, provided by California Children Services is his only chance to get any exercise with his father, Rafael.
Rafael says his son’s bike is worth $6,000 and took about two years to make. It was made specically for Ramon, making it useless for anyone else.
The bike was stolen early Friday morning despite always being locked up on the stairs beneath their apartment.
The family has filed a police report and have taken the first steps to get another bike built.
Ramon will continue to overlook his balcony, for now… optimistic that the bike will show up.
KRON 4’s Philippe Djegal was in San Jose to talk to Ramon and Rafael. Their story is located in the video above.