A local mom battling cancer received a special surprise gift Tuesday night in the form a new spin bike.
Amber Beham was physically active until she was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma last year. The 29-year-old mother of two is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment, which prevents her from going to a gym due to her weakened immune system.
But the owner of a private gym in downtown Maumee stepped in to help out Amber. Amanda Kurt, who runs Coaching by Kurt, was a high school classmate of Amberâ??s. When she got word of Amberâ??s condition, she decided to do something special for her.
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Tuesday evening, Amber stopped in to Coaching by Kurtâ??s gym with her husband and two kids. When she arrived, she was greeted by Amanda and other staff from the gym, who told her she was getting a free spin bike to take home with her.
"The support from family, friends, old friends that I haven't seen in years is so touching, and overwhelming. It's what gives me the strength and positivity to keep going and beat this," said a grateful Beham.
The spin bike will allow Amber to stay physically active while in the comfort of her own home while she continues treatment. It could also help in that treatment. She says her doctors have been telling her to try low-impact exercises, saying it could improve her nausea and fatigue as she continues to battle the cancer.