"Caprock Classic" assists local basketball coach's son

"Caprock Classic" assists local basketball coach's son

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

It's the largest high school basketball tournament in the country and it raises money to help those with disabilities. The "Caprock Classic" hosted by the Lubbock Caprock Ambucs, ran through Saturday night in Lubbock. 

When Laura Zepeda was 18-weeks pregnant, she found out her son, Toby had spina bifida. 

"Basically he's lived a normal life other than he has some nerve damage and uses his wheel chair to get around," Laura said.

It is a birth defect where a baby's spinal cords failed to develop properly.

"So we do things a little different but basically he tries to fit in and do all the things other kids do," Laura said.

One of those things is riding a bike. An important part of Lubbock Ambuc's mission is to provide amtryke therapeutic tricycles. Toby has received a bike in the past, but has outgrown it.

Toby's dad, Adam is the head coach for Floydada's boys basketball team. For him, it is special experiencing first-hand the impact his players are making.

"It'll be custom made just for Toby so It'll fit him just right." Adam said. "So it'll fit him exactly just kinda like a normal kid would push a bike with his feet, I think his will be with his hands, so it's a great thing for us." 

With his new bike, Toby hopes it inspires other kids like him.

"For him to be able to fit in and do the things that other kids in the neighborhood get to do is really special to us," Laura said.

In addition, Ambucs provides wheelchair ramps and scholarships to therapists and basketball players

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