Donor Gives Tricycle to UO Student

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EUGENE, Ore. — A generous community member stepped up to help a man whose tricycle was stolen.

Evan McClendon says this isn’t just the end but a new beginning, after his tricycle was stolen over the weekend from his apartment.

On Wednesday he has a new ride thanks to a woman in Eugene.

McClendon is a 21-year-old student at the University of Oregon who suffers from a neuromuscular disorder. He says he didn’t know how he was going to get around after his trike was stolen, until community members stepped up to help.

He says when he met the donor of the tricycle, he was overjoyed.

“I definitely expressed my thanks yesterday, and I know that I’ll spend a lot of time for a very long time letting her know how thankful I am. It definitely means a lot to me,” McClendon said.

McClendon says the new one looks almost identical to his old one. He says there are some adjustments he has to make to the new tricycle, which he’ll be working on next week with his grandpa.

There’s also a bank account set up at Oregon Community Credit union to help, a small amount will go toward the trike and the rest to Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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