Florida fire department seeks help with wheelchair design for disabled, beach loving boy

  • Source: WEAR-TV ABC 3 News
  • Published: 03/22/2021 12:00 AM

VIDEO: The Navarre Beach Fire Department is asking for help on a special project. The dept. wants to build a motorized scooter for a Navarre 11-year-old to help him move across the sand on the beach. Christian has Kabuki syndrome and going to the beach is one of his favorite things to do. He loves the beach so much, Fire Chief Danny Furiegh tells Channel 3 News his family relocated to the area so he could be closer. That's when Fureigh says he knew his department had to come up with some way to make his trips to and from the beach easier. "Some people love the beach but Christian truly to his soul loves the beach so I just felt there are enough tech-savvy people in our community that can make this happen for them," said Fureigh. "We really need help from the community for actually coming up with a way to build a cart that can either be hinged or pinned that can fold and go into a trunk. Fureigh says they have the wheels and the motor; they're now just looking for the right design.


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