A four-wheeling dream come true for the Riley family of North Haverhill
By RYAN O'CONNOR
Sunday News Correspondent | June 21. 2014 7:50PM
You see, Soares works at HK Power Sports in Hooksett, which joined the Make-A-Wish Foundation to provide the gift of a lifetime to the Riley family of North Haverhill, whose 7-year-old son, Andrew, was born with a severe seizure disorder.
"The seizures that he has, he can't hold onto anything, so we put a seatbelt system that will strap him in there and allow him and his family to go out on the trails and have fun," said Soares. "In the North Country, they have a thousand miles of connected trails they can ride, so they can ride forever and have some great fun together."
"Because of Andrew's severe seizure disorder, it's no longer safe for him to ride in front of us on a four-wheeler anymore, and that seems to be the one activity we can all do as a family, is go on four-wheeler rides," she said. "With his limited walking, we can't go hiking anymore, and we can't do water sports, because it's not safe with his aspirations, so we contacted Make-A-Wish."
"We've been wish-granters for about eight years, and we were thrilled to get them as a family," said Maria Tarbox. "They're a wonderful family, and are very, very active, and they have a large piece of property that they're able to take their ATVs on."