Help Sylis, Who Has Cerebral Palsy, Get a Bike

On March 12, 2014, by AMI Staff

AMI friends “Mustache” Pete and Rosie Bruiser run the San Luis Obispo, Calif.-based Central Coast Beard & Mustache Club with a common mindset of supporting mens health, the local community, and each other while competing in facial hair competitions and raising money for various charity endeavors.


Enter young Sylis, who is almost three-years-old.

Sylis has cerebral palsy quad dystonia which came from jaundice, yet he has a good chance of walking with the proper adaptive equipment.

However, even in this age of universal health care, his family struggles to afford such adaptive equipment and thus his family, with the support of the Central Coast Beard & Mustache Club, is working to raise funds for a specialized adaptive bicycle for Sylis, which would help his coordination and improve Sylis’ chance of walking.

“My son is in his 99 percent of height and is very heavy wearing on my body to carry him,” said his mother. “This would be a perfect mode of transportation for him because he does not have his safety reflexes yet for when he falls from his walker. He always wants to join his playmates in daycare but can’t. Please help make this happen.”

The American Mustache Institute and the Central Coast Beard & Mustache Club asks that you visit this page on and make a donation as part of The Michaela Noam Kaplan GREAT BIKE GIVEAWAY.

Thank you.