Stamford trainer helps special needs kids ride bikes

A Stamford business owner has found a rewarding way to give back to the community. Michael Carozza has been helping children with special needs learn

Michael Carozza has been helping children with special

Michael Carozza has been helping children with special needs learn how to overcome obstacles for 17 years. (Credit: News 12)

STAMFORD - A Stamford business owner has found a rewarding way to give back to the community.

Michael Carozza has been helping children with special needs learn how to overcome obstacles for 17 years.

He has been helping physically and mentally challenged kids learn how to ride bikes. Carozza says it's a skill that can translate into even greater triumphs for the children later on in life.

That's why he says he will never turn down a client's request for help, and even holds a special class each year focused on bike riding.

"I don't really see anything that's mental or physical that's a disability. It's just a challenge or obstacle that they have to get over," says Carozza.

A new challenge came his way four years ago when his youngest daughter Stella was born without a hand. As a father, he says he enjoys the challenge of making sure she is empowered to do the things other kids can do.

"It really broadened my skill set and I have to think outside of the box and do things I haven't really had to do before," he told News 12.

Carozza is the owner of Carozza Fitness on Courtland Avenue.

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