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December 23, 2014 1:59 PM   Subscribe

"How One Man's Trip to Toys 'R' Us Brought Mobility to Hundreds of Disabled Kids". Dr. Cole Galloway started the Go Baby Go project to provide inexpensive mobility to special needs children, offering them a fantastic new way to get around. posted by quin (10 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
 
What a cool idea.
posted by drezdn at 3:00 PM on December 23, 2014 [1 favorite]


I love this! I hope it gets widespread acceptance.
posted by fermezporte at 4:31 PM on December 23, 2014


good on him!
posted by BlueHorse at 4:33 PM on December 23, 2014


Lovely to see, and it's particularly important in USA because neither Medicare nor Medicaid pay for any powered mobility until school age. Can you imagine not being able to explore your environment until age 6?
posted by Jesse the K at 6:00 PM on December 23, 2014 [1 favorite]


I really needed to read the phrase "kid-friendly exoskeletons" today. Seriously, that makes me so happy.
posted by Tesseractive at 6:17 PM on December 23, 2014


Thanks for sharing that, quin.
posted by eggkeeper at 6:25 PM on December 23, 2014


Can you imagine not being able to explore your environment until age 6?

Yes. And it has scarred me for life. So I celebrate these kids and their caregivers.
posted by SPrintF at 6:34 PM on December 23, 2014 [1 favorite]


This is wonderful.
posted by ch1x0r at 7:52 PM on December 23, 2014


Can you imagine not being able to explore your environment until age 6?
Yes. That was (nearly) my daughter. She was in gait training for years and used a stander to help build tone and stability. Even with everything that we did, it took her 4 years to learn how to walk semi-independently.

There is a local adaptive technology center, but what they could offer was not appropriate for home and school had its own agenda regarding mobility, so no good here.
posted by plinth at 10:35 AM on December 24, 2014


Aww, these are great! Those are some sweet rides.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:46 AM on December 24, 2014


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