16-Year-Old Invents Stroller-Wheelchair So Disabled Mother Can Wheel Her Baby Outside


Sharina Jones was shot when she was five years old and lost the use of her legs. Thirty years afterwards, when she was expecting the girl first child, she began to question how she would manage a stroller while in a wheelchair. By possibility, Alden Kain, a Detroit high-school student enrolled in a special design class, was paired up with Jones plus tasked to invent a wheelchair stroller. After six months of hard work, his prototype was a success.

“ It was great to meet her and talk to her as to what she wants and doesn’t need, ” Kain explained to The The state of michigan Catholic. “ Talking to her was a big help, figuring out the workability from the device, where to put a diaper bag, whether or not she could unhook the stroller and how she can maneuver around in the chair. ” In a separate interview with Today, he added, “ It was extremely exciting plus rewarding to see Sharina using it. ”

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Sharina Jones was worried just how she’ d manage a stroller while in a wheelchair, so this 16-year-old came up with a solution

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Jones lost the use of her legs when she was shot as a child

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Kain’ s design let Jones take her baby outside on her wheelchair

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The device connects to a wheelchair and uses a normal baby car seat

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“ It was incredibly exciting and rewarding to see Sharina using it”

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See how the stroller attachment works in the video below: