Putney Woman’s Handcycle Stolen Mid-Training

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Friends and supporters of a Vermont woman who had her handcycle stolen last week are raising funds to replace the $8,000 machine so she can resume training for next year’s USA Paracycling National Championships.

Alicia Brelfod Dana of Putney is paralyzed from the waist down due to an accident in which she fell out of a tree as a teenager. She uses a handcycle -basically a bicycle propelled with the hands. But it was stolen last week when she was forced to leave it by the side of the road due to a flat tire.

Her friends are now raising money not only to replace the machine but also to help send her to the national championships and to support her training.

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