Dr. James Galloway of the University of Delaware started a project to ensure children who have disabilities that affect their mobility don’t have to experience that feeling of being unable to keep up.
Being left behind = hard for kids
Xander is a regular, happy kid who has lots of friends in class. But when he gets outside, it’s hard for him to keep up with his buddies because Xander has limited mobility. And when you’re a kid, not being able to keep up is a bummer!
Did you know that there are no commercially available power wheelchairs for children under 3 years old? I didn’t. That means Xander didn’t have a lot of options.
New ways to keep up
But Dr. Galloway didn’t just accept that there’s nothing to aid little kids’ mobility. Nope. He set out to fix it. And guess what? He did.
He hit up the toy store, bought a bunch of Power Wheels, and took them from toys to game-changers.
Watch what he accomplished — and see what a difference it’s making for so many kids.
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