VARIETY has made the day of a Cherrybrook girl.
The children's charity donated a $545 modified bike to six-year-old Ava Marsden last month.
Born with a rare chromosome syndrome called 2q23.1 submicroscopic deletion, Ava has moderate to severe intellectual disability and low muscle tone.
Her mother Deborah Marsden said Ava is no longer a bystander during family playtime.
"It's so wonderful to see Ava playing alongside Jack and Brooke [siblings].
"She's now able to keep up with her siblings, and they are all so happy."
The bike includes larger and more stable training wheels, a wider seat for stability and better balance, toe clips to keep her feet on the pedals and a bar at the rear to enable her parents to control the bike from behind.
It also has a towing handle for her parents to guide Ava until she can steer the bike independently.
Mrs Marsden said the gift has enriched their lives and Ava can bond more with her brother and sister.
"It was very sad when Ava couldn't join in but now all of us can get on our bikes on the weekend and go exploring, having fun as a family," she said.