On Friday, June 18th, members of the Colorado Springs Switchbacks staff volunteered at the Go Baby Go Build Day hosted and run by The Resource Exchange. The event provides personalized miniatures jeeps to children with mobility issues that help increase development and mobility independence.
Once the cars were assembled, a pair of occupational therapists familiar with the two toddlers, Vicente and Sullivan, went through and built adaptations around the cars to make them both safe and user friendly for each child. Adaptations included chest harnesses for stability, hand driving modifications to the steering wheels, and safety bumpers around shoulders and heads. The cars help each child reach developmental milestones, move around easier than a wheelchair, and with time possibly even move independently.
To top off the build day, the team watched the toddlers take some celebratory laps through the building, and even sang happy birthday to the two boys, who both celebrated their birthdays within days of the big event.