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Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU empowers patients with reduced mobility
Jul 18, 2017
By Carrie Carroll University Public Affairs (804) 827-0890 cacarroll@vcu.edu Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University’s physical and occupational therapy program on Sunday will hold its second Go Baby Go giveaway for select patients and families. The goal of Go Baby Go is to make power mobility more accessible to the 1-to-3-year-old patient population with significant mobile impairment, to maximize their exploratory ability and independence. The program modifies ride-on-cars, such as Fisher-Price Power Wheels, and adapts the wiring and integrates switches and safety equipment to create modified power mobility. These cars are light, more easily transported, child-friendly and place their drivers at eye-level with their peers, allowing for better socialization. The cars were purchased with grant funding from the MCV Hospitals ...

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