Sometimes, the things we take as granted can be precious to people around was. Seeing the world and its colors can be a something ordinary for us, but a blessing for a blind person. Being able to run a marathon might not be so extraordinary for average people, but for those bound to wheelchairs it might be a dream than can never come true. However, with dedication and inspiration, some dreams come to life. Wheelchair bound soon-to-be mom Sharina Jones wondered how she would be able to wheel her baby around. The answer came from Alden Kain.
Sharina Jones was shot when she was just a child, at five years old. The injury led to her losing the use of her legs. Thirty years later, as she was expecting her first child, Sharina started wondering how it might be possible for her to wheel her baby around during walks. Fate smiled for her when Alden Kain, a 16 year old high-school student from Detroit was paired with her during a special design class. He took upon himself the task to invent a wheelchair stroller for Sharina’s upcoming baby. After six months of labor, Alden was finally ready to present his prototype to Sharina. The new invention was a complete success.
“It was great to meet her and talk to her about what she wants and doesn’t want,” Kain explained in an interview for The Michigan Catholic. “Talking to her was a big help, figuring out the workability of the device, where to put a diaper bag, whether or not she could unhook the stroller and how she can move around in the chair.” In another interview, the young inventor added: “It was extremely exciting and rewarding to see Sharina using it.”
The device invented by Alden can be attached to the wheelchair and uses a classic baby car seat. What do you think of this interesting new invention?
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