The Good News: Detroit Teen Invents Adaptable Stroller for Handicapped Mom [VIDEO]
High school senior Alden Kane developed a stroller that Sharina Jones, a new mother who is confined to a wheelchair, can use.
16-year-old Kane was given the assignment in his STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) class at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School. The assignment was to design a stroller that would allow a mother in a wheelchair easily carry her baby.
The recipient mother, Sharina Jones, was shot thirty years ago by another child who was playing with a gun, and has lived her life as a paraplegic.
"A lot of my friends have babies and they are out, running with their babies in the stroller and I thought, 'What am I going to do?' she said.
Kane used some lightweight metal tubing that clips onto the wheelchair and holds the weight of a baby in a car seat. He says that, after he saw how happy it made Sharina, he hopes to make it more available to other people.
I can't imagine being in a wheelchair, first of all. Second, I couldn't imagine not being able to walk with my baby. What a wonderful invention! That's some good news!