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Students in Texas A&M University’s School of Engineering Medicine and the School of Occupational Therapy at Texas Woman’s University are making a profound impact through their two-year partnership with Go Baby Go, a nationwide organization dedicated to designing electric wheelchair cars for children with cognitive and mobility disorders.  

Last October, an Aggie professor and his family experienced the power of the program when students furnished 4-year-old Christopher Nelson with his own car that provides mobility solutions and newfound independence. The son of Dr. Chad Nelson ’15 ’19, a professor in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications, Christopher was diagnosed with autism and born with a bone defect that affected the development of his arms and one leg. “Because of his car’s intentional design, Go Baby Go has given our family more opportunities for recreational play that our son can easily enjoy,” said Chad and his wife, Candace. 

Kevin Birdsall ’24, one of the founders of Texas A&M’s Go Baby Go Chapter, believes their team’s unwavering commitment to this cause transcends engineering. “I think it perfectly embodies the value of selfless service and puts children like Christopher at the center of our efforts to not only fill a medical need but also bring a smile to their face,” he said.

  • Cara Haddock

  • Senior Director of Development
  • School of Engineering Medicine
  • Call: 713.677.8407

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