All moms should be able to enjoy taking their babies for a walk – and now they can.
Sharina Jones lost the use of her legs after being shot at the age of five, and 30 years later – when she was expecting her first child – she began to worry about how she would handle a stroller while in a wheelchair. That’s when Alden Kane – a 16-year-old high school student from Detroit – came to the rescue.
Kane was paired up with Jones, and after six months of hard work, the teenager created an adaptable wheelchair stroller for the new mom. He explained that the biggest priority during the entire process was to make it safe for baby.
Kane – who is a senior at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School – was given an assignment to create a device that would allow a mother in a wheelchair to easily carry her baby, and he began working on his invention in the spring. The teen consulted the 35-year-old mom-to-be during the design process, and was motivated by Jones’ July due date to efficiently complete the project.
Kane said that working with Jones was a big help because she knew what she wants and doesn’t want. Following the success of his prototype, this brilliant teenager is hoping that the device will become accessible to more people.