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Melissa Wenzel got rid of her Toyota Prius in April 2018.

After battling cancer, arthritis and severe knee pain for years, the 41-year-old Minnesota native found an active solution to help her “transition back to a healthy lifestyle that simultaneously helps the environment.”

She bought an e-bike. 

“I was just finishing my treatment for leukemia and I had gained a lot of weight,” Wenzel said. “I needed tools to help me get active again, so I bought an e-bike that has literally