Non-Profit Attributes To Rylee's Recovery


TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-A Washburn Rural 7th grader was in a tragic bike accident a few months ago and the community has continued to show their support.

A non-profit group partnered with Masonry Concepts Inc. and Custom Tree Care Inc. to accommodate Rylee Robinson's needs.

Three months ago, 12-year old Rylee Robinson was riding her bike on a gravel road when she was struck by a vehicle. That incident has left her in critical condition and she has been recovering at a rehab center in Nebraska.

While she has been away from home, Warrior Brotherhood Motorcycle Club is renovating Rylee's house to make it wheelchair accessible.

"Actually the little girl is a good friend of my daughter's, and my daughter told me about it and when I found out the father was a deployed sailor, we made contact and offered our services and they contacted us and told us what they needed and we stepped in," said Max Joye, Chapter Secretary.

Warrior's Brotherhood is a group of veterans that helps other veterans. Rylee's father is deployed in Afghanistan and the family has a life-size picture of him on the couch as a constant reminder.

"It feels good to take care of people. I know her dad is deployed, we've all been there, be nice to have somebody take care of me if I were in same position," said Chris Locker, non-profit member.

Volunteers are drilling door-frames to create wider entrances,
removing doors, and making Rylee's bedroom and bathroom handicap accessible.

They built a wheelchair ramp and deck to make it easier for Rylee to get in and out when she gets home.

"Hopefully, she will be excited. I have sent pictures to the mom and Rylee has seen it. She is pretty ecstatic and she actually asked if its all for her," said Joye.

Rylee's grandfather wished to not be on 13 News, but he said he is very appreciative of all the work from Warriors Brotherhood. Friends of Rylee say she should return home in the coming weeks.


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