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Thread: It's an amazing world we live in...

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    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri

    It's an amazing world we live in...

    My wife's boss has a disabled son and they had an extra seat at a charity luncheon today that they invited my wife to. She was telling me that about one of the speakers, the founder of Go Baby Go, Dr. Cole Galloway. The foundation has taken off the shelf toy cars and created mobility for children that normally would cost thousands of dollars to produce for just a few hundred dollars with off the shelf parts and hardware. The interesting part was the process of evaluating the child's disability and creating strengths from their weaknesses. For instance, a little girl that had a hard time holding her head up, they moved the accelerator where she had to use her head to control the car, to where she has built muscle in her neck muscles. A boy that had weaknesses in his legs had to work to stand to move the car. Things that weekly visits to a physical therapist didn't accomplish in over a year of visits. I thought the story was inspirational and worth sharing...


    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    North West Indiana
    i didn't watch the video yet, but stories such as this remind me that our innovators haven't quit! My nephew back in the '80's had a lazy eye, his doctor had him wear a patch over his good eye and play video games, today, you would not know this kid had a lazy eye.

    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!


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    Jan 2009
    Oh the joys of helping others less fortunate with talents we have available!!!!!!

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    Feb 2008
    S E Washington State
    That is awesome.
    "We the People ......"

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    Apr 2008
    Independence MO
    Love the fact that they open source it.

  6. #6
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    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    That is great. As a Shriner I get to one of our hospitals occasionally. Last time I was there a severly disabled girl who would never have use of her legs was zipping around the place in a small race car built for her. It had the Shrine symbol on it and I'll bet it will be used in a few parades.
    "Folks is funny critters."

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

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