The father’s dream of taking his new born son was made possible by a group of excellent students.
This heart-warming story will undoubtedly brighten your day. It involves a lovely family of three, as well as a group of incredibly creative high school students.
Jeremy King was thrilled when he became a father. Unfortunately, his excitement was clouded by the fact that he could not fully enjoy his baby’s company due to his disability. Jeremy suffered a brain tumour and had surgery, which impaired his balance. As a result, he is now physically disabled.
Jeremy’s wife, Chelsie King, told Good Morning America, “While he can walk, he can’t do it securely holding a child.” So, we asked ourselves, “OK, what we need for him to parent safely?” and, to be honest, not much came up. There aren’t a lot of services for disabled parents out there.”
According to NBC Washington, Chelsie stated, “One of the things that we just couldn’t find was a way to enjoy walks with our son.”
“We just wanted a way to go on family walks and for him to be able to do everything that a parent without a physical disability does,” Chelsie added.
Chelsie had an excellent idea after considering all of her possibilities. She contacted kids at the Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland, who are members of the school’s Innovation and Technology Lab, or BITlab. Making for Social Good, a class taught by Professor Matt Zigler, is all about creating innovations that enhance people’s lives who need it the most.
Professor Zigler was delighted to present the challenge to his students. “It was good to have it as a challenge, but it was even better as it was someone in our community who could benefit from it,” he explained.
The youthful minds accomplished the most astonishing accomplishment ever. They invented the Wheel-Stroll, which allows Jeremy to go on long-awaited walks with his son.
Not only did the students fulfil a father’s biggest wish, but also, they got numerous awards for their creation, including “Best Inspirational Story” and “Best Showcase of Iterative Design.”