16-Year-Old Made A Wheelchair Stroller For A Paraplegic Mom With Baby (Video)
A paralyzed mother can take her baby for rides in her stroller thanks to a high school student's invention.
According to TIME, 35-year-old Sharina Jones of Michigan has been unable to walk since she was accidentally shot at the age of 5 by a child playing with a gun.
She now dedicates herself to showing others with disabilities how to live fulfilling, active lives.
Jones provides recreational and educational opportunities to such individuals with her Think Beyond the Chair organization, and she describes her post-accident experiences in her book, "Life of a Push Goddess."
Because of a senior at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy, Jones can now take on a maternal activity that previously seemed impossible for a paraplegic.
Jones told FOX 2,
A lot of my friends have babies and they are out, running with their babies in the stroller and I thought, 'What am I going to do?'
Alden Kane, 16, used a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) course to design steel tubes that latch the stroller's frame onto Jones' wheelchair.
The child's car seat fits comfortably inside the stroller, made with the help of the University of Detroit Mercy.
Kane told FOX 2,
After six months of hard work, six months of working in the machine shop designing it up, it was priceless seeing the design on her wheelchair, being used with her child in it.
He is now seeking to improve the stroller and eventually patent the invention.