New moms need a lot of help–but when you’re a paraplegic who uses a wheelchair to get around, the challenges are even greater. That’s why one Detroit woman is feeling extra thankful to the most unlikeliest of heroes: a teenage boy working on some homework.
See, Alden Kain is part of a special Detroit-area high school design program in which students are tasked with creating projects that have real-world applications. He was paired with Sharina Jones, an expectant mother who’d lost the use of her legs 30 years earlier after being accidentally shot by another child playing with a gun. Naturally, the mom-to-be was worried about how she’d manage a stroller while in her wheelchair, and her due date was fast approaching.
Kain had six months to create a working wheelchair-stroller, and his project was a smashing success–and the answer to Jones’ prayers. Check it out how it works:
Considering things like where Jones would put a diaper bag, how she would unhook the stroller, and how she’d be able to move around in the chair, Kain designed a product that was a perfect fit. Now Jones can get anywhere she needs to with her baby, all while enjoying one of the most simple tasks of motherhood–something lots of parents probably take for granted–all thanks to one talented, thoughtful young man who’s obviously well on his way to making a name for himself.