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.