Let’s Go Baby Go!

The local GoBabyGo chapter has been hard at work for Children’s TLC. On Friday, September 25th, Rockhurst University physical therapy and physics students worked together to build four additional cars for our students and clients. Kendra Gagnon, PT, PhD, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Mark Pecault, PhD, Assistant Professor of Physics, were the lead teachers. In addition, Kevin Landrek, General Manager for United Access, generously donated his time and expertise as a resource for the students if they encountered any glitches.

A generous donor gifted Children’s TLC with the opportunity to build ten cars to accommodate the diversity of mobility goals our children strive to reach. The modified cars promote the development of basic skills, such as, balance, standing, eye-hand coordination and others, in a manner that is seen as fun and simply play to the child but are focused on therapeutic goals established by the child’s therapist.

Thanks to the partnership with Rockhurst University and United Access, our students will be hitting the road, learning new skills and having a lot fun during the process.

Interested in learning more or applying for a car for a child with special needs that you know? Variety KC has partnered with Rockhurst University to help even more children have access to these very special cars. Check them out on Facebook by clicking here or fill out the Variety KC GoBabyGo powered by Rockhurst University application here.

 

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