Posted on March 14, 2012
My name is Cory Stalling, and I am 11 years old. I have Duchenne Muscular
Dystrophy. I am not in a wheelchair yet. It’s hard for me to walk up hills, run and I
get tired easily. It’s hard to run with my friends.
I would want to have the buddy bike because I could go up rugged terrain. I could
race my friends on the bike. I could go fast and go up big hills and mountains. When
I would go down the mountain I would feel the wind picking up and flying really fast
like a Perigren Falcon.
The bike would help me explore places that I can’t go to by myself. Like I could
explore up the Rattlesnake Recreation area and climb Lolo Pass. We could go up
trailheads and ride by the river. We could go around the neighborhoods in Missoula
and any park in Missoula. I like to think about stuff on the bike.
My dreams are to be a professional photographer for the famous magazine, National
Geographic. I want to be a great chef for a nice restaurant. I always wanted to go to
Africa to see the exotic animals that you can’t see in the US. Go to Australia and taste
the weird food and see the ocean. I want to climb big mountains like Mount Everest.
One of my dreams is to be a singer.
I like to swim in rivers and lakes in different places like Boulder Creek and Red
Rocks. Maybe the bike could take me to those places. I hike on mountain trails. I
like to hike far and long hard miles. I like to challenge myself. Like when I fall down
I just get back up. I like to go to the park and play tennis with my mom. I also like
art and theater because they are fun.
I hope you help me get the bike.