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| November 18, 2015

By Chelsea Curtis • Special to the Arizona Daily Sun

Under the yellow-tinted lights of Northern Arizona University’s old gym, 11 shiny, new  blue cars zoomed past one another on the tracks, making it hard to see the Frozen and Finding Nemo stickers stamped on their sides.

Behind the steering wheels were kids under the age of 5, laughing and squealing at their chance to finally feel the wind against their faces as they raced around the gym floor.

“She comes alive; it brought me so much hope as a mother,” said Shannon Drager, whose 4-year-old daughter, Zxynthia, could only lie on her tummy until she sat in her brand new toy car.

NAU played host to the first Go Baby Go program in Arizona on Friday at the Fieldhouse. At the kickoff, 11 families of children with disabilities met with engineering students, professors and health professionals to tweak ride-on toy cars to fit each child’s needs.

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