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This Mom Built Her Paralyzed Baby A DIY Wheelchair From Pinterest

Docs told Kim Moore that her baby would have to wait for a wheelchair. Instead, she built her own.

Evelyn Moore was diagnosed with cancer at 4 months old.  After her heartbreaking diagnosis and eight rounds of chemotherapy, Eveylen is now in remission. But, the neuroblastoma tumor on her spine has left her permanently paralyzed below her arms.

Doctors had initially recommended Evelyn learn to army crawl her way around until she was ready for a wheelchair. Dissatisfied with this advice, Evelyn’s mom, Kim, began researching options and found a DIY wheelchair on Pinterest.

Determined to give Evelyn some independence, her parents got to work. They made the DIY baby wheelchair when Evelyn was 7 months old using a Bumbo floor seat, a kitchen cutting board, and wheels from a children’s bike. All in all, the parents said it took one night of hard work and $100 to make. In the meantime, they’ll save for the larger wheelchair in Evelyn’s future that will cost thousands.

It took some time to master but, now at 13 months old, Evelyn has learned how to maneuver her chair with lightning speed. Kim said, “We have a speed bump in the middle of our living room because she just goes that fast.”

We can’t stop marveling at the “unstoppable” Evelyn. Watch this inspiring video below:

Want to see something else pretty cool? This guy 3-D prints wheelchairs for the perfect fit.

h/t The Canadian Press