Reianna was 4 years old when the Krewe first heard about her. She lives with her family in Jamaica. Her leg was amputated shortly after her birth. She is a bright little girl who loves to sing and smile. When she first got on the tricycle she took to it immediately and was “off and pedaling”. One year later she was back at the hospital and her parents brought her bike with them. She had outgrown it and needed the bigger size. The Krewe exchanged the old bike for a new one and will recycle the smaller tricycle to another child.
At the same time that Reianna got her second tricycle her parents requested some scholarship help. They live in a poorer part of Jamaica and the school she was going to go to was not set up to deal with her disability. Her parents asked if the Krewe would provide money so that Reianna could attend a private school where she would get the assistance she needed. She did well in school and the Krewe has funded a second year of schooling for her.
The following pictures were taken 1 year after the earlier photos when Reianna came back to the hospital for a new prothesis and her second Scholarship check.
Reianna and her parents are back at the hospital for another fitting of her prosthesis and to receive her third Scholarship check.
Reianna and her parents came to Tampa so that Reianna could be fitted for a new prosthetic. Several Krewe members were able to meet with them and share in the joy of a wonderful little girl. Her grades have remained high and the Krewe continues to provide scholarship funds so that Reianna can attend a school in which she can excel.