Mod­i­fied toys get chil­dren mov­ing

GoBabyGo! pro­gram at Fisher-Price retrofits ve­hi­cles for kids with dis­abil­i­ties

The Buffalo News - - CITY&REGION - By Sa­man­tha Christ­mann N E WS STA F F R EPORT ER

With Ca­dence Jar­rell har­nessed inside her new pink-and-purple Power Wheels Jeep, her dad Chris gen­tly guided her hand to a red but­ton on the steer­ing wheel.

The Jeep jerked for­ward. Her blue eyes widened. Then, a smile.

Success.

It looks like a heart­warm­ing Ko­dak mo­ment but – if you look closer – it’s more than that. It’s a rev­o­lu­tion.

That’s how Cole Gal­loway de­scribed the GoBabyGo! event at Fisher-Price’s East Aurora cam­pus Thurs­day – where teams of Fisher-Price em­ploy­ees worked with stu­dents to retro­fit Power Wheels ve­hi­cles for chil­dren who wouldn’t be able to move on their own

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Pho­tos by Robert Kirkham/Buf­falo News

Camie Jar­rell of West Seneca places her daughter Ca­dence, 3, into her new car to take a first ride. Ca­dence, who can’t move on her own, was thrilled that now she can thanks to Thurs­day’s GoBabyGo! event in East Aurora.

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