Campers build electric toy cars for kids with limited mobility

All the Go Baby Go recipients

Go Baby Go!, a specialty camp in partnership with the Boston Children’s Hospital department of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy, finished their camp session by presenting their cars to the recipients and their families. This special day was the culmination of a week of hard work by four different teams, who modified and decorated these electric ride-on cars to allow kids with limited mobility to use a toy they wouldn’t normally be able to use.

Campers building the cars

The four recipients were Hanandi, Mack, Issac, and Sophia. Each team was assigned a recipient and worked with them and their family to specially design and modify an electric toy car. The teams learned how to rewire the cars electrical system and build specially fitted supports and harnesses. The cars were also decorated based off the children’s interests, for example Mack got a Paw Patrol themed car, and Hanandi got Mickey and Minnie Mouse themed car.

One of the Go Baby Go teams

On the reveal day each team of campers excitedly presented the finished car to the families, showed them all of the unique special features in the car, taught them how to use it, and let the kids test drive their new cars. There were smiles all around as these little drivers learned how to use their new toy and drive around the room.

Check out this video from the reveal day of one child’s experience with the Go Baby Go program.