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Former Wheaton resident with special needs gets new bike through community donations

Published: Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 5:12 p.m. CDT
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Former Wheaton resident Keith Grogan poses with his new bicycle. The bike was custom built and funded through donations from community members.
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Former Wheaton resident Keith Grogan (center) speaks at First Baptist Church of Wheaton in a ceremony at which Grogan was officially given a new, specially made bicycle. Alongside him are Mike Rowe (left), senior pastor at First Baptist Church, and Dan DuPree.

WHEATON – A man who once was a familiar sight in downtown Wheaton now has new wheels thanks to the efforts of local community members.

Former Wheaton resident Keith Grogan, who has special needs, was officially presented with his new, four-wheel bicycle after members of the First Baptist Church of Wheaton, Midwest Cyclery and others donated more than $5,000 to the cause.

Though he recently moved to Plainfield, Grogan attended the official ceremony at the church Dec. 15 to receive his new bicycle, a replacement for his old one, which had begun to wear out.

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