Motorized cars given to children with special mobility needs

Orlando Health, UCF partner for event


ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando Health and the University of Central Florida partnered to host an event on Friday to provide motorized cars to children with special mobility needs.

The cars are retrofitted, motorized toy cars that are designed to fit the children's special needs so they can be more independent. Orlando Health sponsored Friday's event for UCF's chapter of Go Baby Go.

Migdia Maradiaga Lopez attended Friday's event to get a motorized car for her son.

"We are so excited to see him moving around by himself and having some independent movement," she said.

Her son received a baby blue motorized car decorated with decals of Paw Patrol characters.

Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children occupational therapist Kara Poole said the cars make a huge difference for the children she works with.

"This car is really providing them mobility and they can move around on their own which is something that they're not typically able to do, so it's really nice to see," Poole said.

Click here to read more about UCF's chapter of Go Baby Go.

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