Third year Physical Therapy Students Help with Go Baby Go Event
While on a full time clinical experience this fall semester, third year physical therapy students Paige Rhodes (‘2019) and Kristen Santos (‘2019) helped to organize a service event to help children with limited mobility. They share a few words about their experience:
As physical therapists, our goal is to optimize movement for our patients. Through our community involvement as student physical therapists we have been heavily involved in the local Go Baby Go chapter that provides powered ride-on cars for children with mobility needs to help optimize their interaction with their environment and encourage play with their peers. It was through this involvement that a desire to sponsor and coordinate our own Go Baby Go event while on our clinical education experiences in southern California was ignited.
We raised funds and collected supply donations from friends, family, members of the local community, and our Physical Therapy Program. We partnered with a local pediatric outpatient clinic that provided the space for over 50 volunteers, including their classmate Kaitlin Silva (‘2019), to build and modify 10 cars for 10 deserving children. We would like to thank Dr. Bethany Sloane (adjunct faculty) with Go Baby Go Oregon for her support with car modifications, Melissa Littlefield - owner of Littlefield Therapy for hosting the event with us, all of our supporters, and all of our volunteers and wonderful families involved in the event.
Please join us in thanking Paige and Kristen for their service to children with limited mobility.
Pictured left to right is Kaitlin Silva (‘2019), Kristen Santos (‘2019), and Paige Rhodes (‘2019) at Littlefield Therapy in Murrieta, California.