According to his mom, 7-year-old Creed Rosenbalm loves lawnmowers.
And his neighbors in Bristol are well aware.
“Everybody in our neighborhood will wait for him to get home until they start mowing because they know he’s obsessed with lawnmowers,” says Creed’s mom, Jamie Rosenbalm. “So if people are mowing we take his stroller, wheelchair, or wagon and go around the neighborhood.”
Now, thanks to physical and occupational therapy students at Emory and Henry’s School of Health Sciences, Creed has a lawn tractor of his own.
The students partnered with Children’s Assistive Technology Service to provide him with a Go Baby Go custom tractor.
Go Baby Go provides adaptive technology to kids who experience limited mobility, like Creed.
The students assembled the vehicle and hope to put more together in the future.
“This is the first car that the School of Health Sciences with Emory and Henry has put together,” said Jeffrey Arnold, a second-year occupational therapy student. “We are hoping to get the program kind of going more commonly and be doing more cars regularly.”
It was pretty clear Tuesday afternoon that Creed enjoyed his new ride.
“Oh I don’t even know how to put that into words,” Jamie Rosenbalm said. “For him to have something like a normal kid, to make him feel normal, there really are no words for that.”