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SOLIDARITY YOUTH: Solidarity projects do not stop during the pandemic! 

A team of high schoolers in Maryland (the USA) built a device that allows people in wheelchairs to walk their babies. 
The idea was born when students at Bullis School, a private school in Potomac, discovered that one of their teachers was expecting a baby, and her husband, who had impaired mobility, may never be able to walk his own child. The couple's concern grew, so Chelsie, the teacher, reached out to Matt Zigler, a fellow educator who runs the BITlab, the school's creative lab, and teaches a course called "Making for Social Good." They thought he could build something for them as a personal favour, but he went far beyond and posed this need to his class." Zigler's students developed a project called the "WheeStroll," hoping to create something that could not only change the life of that couple who were expecting their first baby but the lives of millions of other people living with impaired mobility as well. 
After weeks of trial and error, the students successfully created two designs: the WheeStroll Wheelchair Stroller Attachment, which uses a metal structure attachment to connect a car seat to a wheelchair, and the WheeStroll Wheelchair Stroller Adapter, which uses 3D-printed parts to attach an entire stroller to a wheelchair.
The product was finished a week after the baby was born. Seeing the result was a heartwarming moment for the family and the students, as well as the entire school and community. The Bullis School team also won two international awards by the Make: able 3D Printing Challenge for their wheelchair project, including "Best Inspirational Story" and "Best Showcase of Iterative Design."
To learn about the project, you can access the CNN article published here: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/25/us/wheelchair-stroller-high-school-baby-teacher/index.html

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