7 children with physical impairments to take ride in special cars built by NU students


Photo courtesy of UNMC
Photo courtesy of UNMC
More than 40 volunteers from University of Nebraska schools will build special toy cars to help seven children with physical impairments tomorrow at UNMC’s Student Life Center, near 39th and Jones Streets.

The assistive mobility devices — or working toy cars — will be created by students from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Nebraska Medical Center.

The cars will be especially made for the seven children who struggle to move independently. The children, who range in age from 8 months to 3 years old, all receive services at UNMC’s Munroe-Meyer Institute, Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Kidability, and Creighton Pediatrics.

Sandra Willett, director of physical therapy at UNMC’s Munroe-Meyer Institute, will oversee the project which is being supported by Olson Associates and the Munroe-Meyer Institute Guild.