When Sharina Jones was only 5-years-old she was shot, causing her to lose mobility in both of her legs. Thirty-years later she was faced with another unexpected hurdle… pregnant with her first child she didn’t know how she would push a stroller and wheelchair at the same time.
Fate was already in motion, as 16-year-old Detroit high school student Alden Kain was assigned to Jones’ case through a special design class at school. Alden worked for 6 long months on the unique project and as a result the stroller-wheelchair couldn’t have turned out better.
In an interview with The Michigan Catholic Alden said, “It was great to meet her and talk to her about what she wants and doesn’t want. Talking to her was a big help, figuring out the workability of the device, where to put a diaper bag, whether or not she could unhook the stroller and how she can move around in the chair.”
In an interview with Today Alden added, “It was extremely exciting and rewarding to see Sharina using it.”
Having accomplished something so life changing at such a young age, we can only look forward to what Alden Kain will invent to help others in the future.