Meet Sharina Jones, a 35-year-old Michigan mother who lost her ability to walk 30 years ago, when another child was playing with a gun and accidentally shot her.
She doesn’t let that get to her though, and goes through life not trying to help herself, but using her knowledge and experience to help others. She even started Think Beyond the Chair, an organization dedicated to showing other paraplegics that they’re not as limited as their conditions make it seem.
She describes how her life has been since the accident in her book, “Life of a Push Goddess,” though I believe her actions speak louder than her words. I think 16-year-old Alden Kane would agree with me! Kane is a student at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy, an all boy school boasting an average SAT score (average for the school mind you), sitting at a VERY pretty 1825, putting them in the top 25%. Anyways, Kane was taking a STEM class, short for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, when he realized there was something he could do for Mrs. Jones. So he planned and built, made mistakes and corrected them, and finally came out with this stroller attachment for her wheelchair!
The attachment comfortably holds a car seat, allowing the baby to be buckled in properly for it’s safety. During an interview with FOX News, Kane stated:
“After six months of hard work, six months of working in the machine shop designing it up, it was priceless seeing the design on her wheelchair, being used with her child in it.”
He’s not done with his designs yet though, as he stated he plans to continue with it, making improvements where he can for a better ‘Wheelchair Stroller’.