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

Sharina Jones was shot when she was five years old and lost the use of her legs. Thirty years later, when she was expecting her first child, she began to wonder how she would manage a stroller while in a wheelchair. By chance, Alden Kain, a Detroit high-school student enrolled in a special design class, was paired up with Jones and 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 about what she wants and doesn’t want,” Kain explained to 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 a separate interview with Today, he added, “It was extremely exciting and rewarding to see Sharina using it.”

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Sharina Jones was worried 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 attaches to a wheelchair and uses a regular baby car seat

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

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See how the stroller attachment works in the video below:


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