High schooler invents device so paraplegic mother can walk her baby
Michigan high school senior, Alden Kane, created an adaptable stroller-wheelchair so Sharina Jones, a disabled mother, could take her newborn son on walks.
When Jones was just 5-years-old, she was accidentally shot by another child playing with a gun. As a paraplegic, she has been learning to adapt her whole life, which was just made a little better by high schooler, Alden Kane.
This University of Detroit Jesuit High School student began developing the wheelchair-stroller in his STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) class this past spring. After six months of intense commitment, Kane's prototype was a success.
For both Alden Kane and Sharina Jones, bringing these ideas to life was such a rewarding experience.
%shareLinks-quote="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." type="quote" author="Alden Kane" authordesc="Fox 2" isquoteoftheday="false"%
Great work Alden! We can't wait to see what you come up with next (in high school, college, and beyond).
Must watch: Parents build amazing costumes for children in wheelchairs:
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