Faith can be seen pedaling it with her hands and riding it ahead. Toward the end, the mother and the child can be heard saying, 'Yeah.'
Spina bifida is a condition that affects the spine and is usually apparent at birth. It can happen anywhere along the spine if the neural tube does not close all the way, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Faith, a 6-year-old child, has the same condition. Her aunt, Jasmin Mc Evoy (@jasminmcevoy1), documents her life on social media. In a recent video, the kid was gifted her first customized bike and her response was adorable.
In a video posted on Instagram by @keepingup_withfaith, she can be seen entering a room with her mom and seeing her new bike. Her mother asks, “What is that?” Then she asks her, “Does that look like a bike?” Faith responds, “Yeah.” Her mother then says, “Did you get a bike? What the heck.” The happiness that the child has on her face is heartwarming.
Later in the video clip, the 6-year-old can be seen riding the bike. “Can you do it?” her mom asks. She tells her to press forward and Faith can be seen pedaling it with her hands and riding it ahead. Toward the end, the mother and the child can be heard saying, “Yeah.” The video is captioned, “Look at that little face. The first bike that she can control herself.” The viral video has garnered over 1.6 million views and 99.2k likes.
The video was posted on Twitter by @GoodNewsCorres1 where it gained 14.1k views and hundreds of likes. It is captioned, "Best of luck with your beautiful new bike Faith! 'Look at that little face her first bike that she can control herself.'" Many people on Twitter loved the joy on the child’s face. @KimbrelAndre shared, “I had a tricycle like that when I was a kid. It was amazing and made me feel like a normal kid with a bike.” @MummietRichards expressed, “So cool, and strength building!” @abigaylejourney commented, “That’s one happy girl with a very cool new bike.”
Best of luck with your beautiful new bike Faith!— GoodNewsCorrespondent (@GoodNewsCorres1) May 10, 2023
"Look at that little face 🥺🥺 her first bike that she can control herself "
In another video, Faith can be seen driving the bike fast and then bumping into something. She looks very excited about the bike and enjoys it to the fullest.
For people with disabilities, a positive representation is essential and that’s what this mom also believes in. In another such story, when Lindsay Filcik realized that she was having a child with Down syndrome, she did not have a lot of experience with people with disabilities and was devastated. Soon, she began to interact with other parents about their experience with Down syndrome and got the guidance she needed. Now, she has a popular account on Instagram called @myincredibleIvy. She shared, "I became very vocal on that platform about how wonderful life with Ivy is and how we wouldn't change a thing about her."
"It was the first time I truly realized just how underrepresented people with disabilities are in the media and the toys our kids play with. [I] just knew the world needed to see what I saw. Every single human being deserves to see somebody who looks like them in movies, books, commercials and toys. People of all races, abilities, body types, genders, religions, etc., need to be represented in what we watch, read and play with," the mother affirms in her post.