U.S. Rehab, Rifton Give Back at Heartland

The VGM division and vendor work with Iowa children’s charity to present adaptive tricycles to four youths with special needs.

The VGM Group Inc.’s U.S. Rehab divison, Rifton and or Variety – the Children’s Charity recently donated Rifton Adaptive Tricycles to four children from Waterloo, Iowa-during VGM’s annual Heartland Conference and expo there.


This makes the second year that adaptive tricycles were donated to deserving children as part of VGM’s Heartland Conference. The tricycles were presented to the children and their families in a special ceremony on Monday, June 12 during Heartland’s hog roast and fireworks show. 


“Making lifelong connections is what U.S. Rehab’s community of members and vendor-partners is all about,” said Greg Packer, president of U.S. Rehab, a division of VGM Group Inc. “With the help of Variety – the Children’s Charity, and our vendor-partner Rifton, we are changing the lives of four children. These children will now experience the joy and freedom of riding a bike to exercise and socialize with their family and friends.”


Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa selected the four recipients: children ranging in ages from seven to ten with varying special needs that prevent them from safely operating a traditional bicycle. The tricycles include features for ease in use, maneuverability and power to help them live a more independent life.        


“In my line of work, there is never a moment more rewarding than seeing a child gain mobility and independence,” said Joe Keiderling, executive vice president for Rifton Equipment. “The collaboration between VGM, U.S. Rehab, Variety, and Rifton is a great example of this, and we at Rifton are proud to play a part. The years we’ve devoted to designing quality adaptive equipment are paid back handsomely by rewards such as this.”   

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David Kopf is the Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy magazine. Follow him on Twitter at @postacutenews.


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