As they wobble on two wheels while you muster the courage to let them go it alone, helping your child ride a bike for the first time is an emotional moment for any parent.
But for one mum featured in a new documentary, it was particularly tear-jerking – as her 13-year-old son Oscar was born with no hands or feet.
“I cried when I saw him ride a bike for the first time,” says Lisa Johnson, 49, from the West Midlands.
“It was a life-changing moment for him. He was nervous at first, but then he thought: ‘Actually, I can do this.’ It was incredible. That day was very special.”
Oscar was born with a rare genetic condition called Moebius syndrome.
“It’s typically a weakness in the eyes, the muscles don’t work properly – Oscar has an extreme version,” explains Lisa.
“All four limbs are affected, the muscles in his eyes are affected, he has facial …
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