Research shows that independent mobility changes the way children think about space, objects and social interaction. Based on this, Cole Galloway, PT, PhD, at the University of Delaware, founded GoBabyGo to make mobility devices accessible, affordable and easy to use for all children. Go Baby Go-trained professionals modify ride-on toy cars for children with movement difficulties.
Nebraska’s chapter was funded by the Munroe-Meyer Guild in 2016. This established a partnership between MMI's Department of Physical Therapy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO) engineering department and the College of Allied Health Professions/Physical Therapy students. GoBabyGo! Nebraska! builds and gives away modified ride-on cars twice annually to children who may benefit.
Take a peek at what GoBabyGo! does for children and professionals:
- Special set of wheels helps kids with impaired mobility get around
- PT students on a roll
- Go Baby Go Brightens Futures
- Children with Mobility get some Vroom
The cost of modifying a ride on car is approximately $500.00. It takes a team of 3 to 5 volunteers about 3 hours to customize the car for a specific child. To date, all cars have been provided free to families through our generous community donors.
Community builds are held on Saturday mornings and families/children come for fittings between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.
Please complete the application form. (Link to form on webpage that submits directly to gobabygo email address?)