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No one – much less a child – should be stuck inside a body that won’t move.  Yet, our kids are unable explore on their own.  Some cannot walk.  Others can stand and even walk with crutches or other aids, but still have trouble keeping up with their typically-developing peers.  Some cannot use their hands effectively or at all.  Some can only move their heads and necks.  These challenges mean that it is a lot harder for them to learn, grow and connect with others.

Case Studies

When you meet our kids – our funny, determined, joyous, irrepressible kids – you will be just as determined as we are to get them racing.  Read on to learn more about the kids we serve and how rideable cars make such a big difference in their lives.

Colson

In the spring of 2017, we built a car for Colson – our first car.

Elyce

Elyce is a funny, sassy and determined 2.5 year old.

Nolan

Nolan is about as cute as any human being could be.

Videos

Around the world, teams like ours are building cars to get kids with movement limitations racing, inspired by a grassroots initiative called "Go Baby Go!" developed at the University of Delaware.  Today, there are independent branches of this initiative all over the world, including Geeks for Kids.  The cars and the kids differ from place to place but the goal is the same:  to get kids moving as early as possible so they can learn and grow.

To date, volunteers have built thousands of cars for kids with disabilities.  Every story about these kids and their cars is unique, but all are exciting and inspiring.  Here are just a few of our favorites.

Modifying Cars At University Of Dayton

University of Dayton faculty and students teamed up with the Miami Valley Spina Bifida Organization and Dayton Children’s Hospital to modify toy cars with push-button controls, headrests and more.

Kids On The Move At Shriners

The Go Baby Go! program at Shriners Hospital in Chicago provides battery operated ride-on toy vehicles modified for patients' medical needs to enable to move and play more independently.

The Mobility Initiative At UCF

The University of Central Florida College of Health and Public Affairs helps children with mobility impairments socialize and interact by building hot rides for them to use to explore their world.

New Zealand Gets Kids Moving

The New Zealand Go Baby Go! gets mobility-impaired children moving.  And, all the fun serves as therapy. Being in control of the car is a powerful incentive to develop the right motor skills. 

Hot Wheels Help Kids Learn

Teams from the Oregon State University help kids get moving on their own.  As USA Today reports, “Go Baby Go! is giving kids with disabilities a chance to move like they never have before.”

Founder Introduces Go Baby Go!

The man that started the mobility movement, Cole Galloway, explains what motivated him to launch Go Baby Go! He has inspired hundreds of teams to build thousands of cars since the program began.