Teen fighting brain tumor receives new trike - FOX 13 News

Teen fighting brain tumor receives new trike

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A brain tumor makes walking a struggle for a teenage boy, but his progress may get better thanks to a non-profit organization.

Chip Madren, 17, has been called inspiring and humble, but his mother calls him a fighter.

The tumor is located in the back of his brain which controls his balance.

Lea Madren, Chip’s mother, says everything is the same other than he can’t walk, but that may change.

Madren has gone from his wheelchair to a new donated trike from a non-profit organization “Wheelchairs for Kids.”

The new trike is low to the ground so he won’t have balance issues and it’s expected to help use his leg muscles.

“His legs are still weak from this whole process, so we’re hoping that it’s going to increase his strength,” said Lea Madren.

Madren showed his strength once he got on and wouldn’t stop riding.

“We live for these bright spots,” said Madren’s mother. “These bright spots get you through the next hard thing.”

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