Axalta Sponsors, Builds Mobility Cars for GoBabyGo!

GoBabyGo! began in 2006 to give children with spina bifida, cerebral palsy, down syndrome and other mobility disabilities the opportunity to socialize and move around with their siblings and peers.

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Axalta Coating Systems built and presented six families with motorized custom cars designed to be used by special needs toddlers who have difficulty walking or crawling.  Each of the six teams of Axalta employees was assigned to a specific toddler’s story along with custom plans for his or her car, and asked to create a unique mobility device for each child.

 

“We were honored to take part in such a rewarding experience for both our team and the families involved,” said Michael Bollan, Axalta North America Business Director.  “Working with the GoBabyGo! Organization in this project allowed us an opportunity to reiterate one of our central principles- giving back to those in need.”

 

All six vehicles were personalized to the unique personality of each child and were test driven by them prior to the teams making their final adjustments.  The devices are designed to promote independent mobility which develops cognitive, social, motor, and language skills in younger children.  Research has shown that toddlers with access to this type of mobility option develop better socially, emotionally, and even psychically.

 

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GoBabyGo! began in 2006 at the University of Delaware as a program created by Dr. Cole Galloway to give children with spina bifida, cerebral palsy, down syndrome and other mobility disabilities the opportunity to socialize and move around with their siblings and peers.  The program connects local clinics across the United States who have children in need with sponsors who create free custom GoBabyGo cars as a team building exercise.


To learn more about GoBabyGo! please visit www.udel.edu/gobabygo/

 

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