Gabriel's Stander

Gabriel is a 9-year-old boy with cerebral palsy who cannot stand normally without support. He also has to stand very close to the TV because he is visually impaired. He was using a small trampoline to stand but it lacked the stability Gabriel and his family wanted. So, in 2016, Gabriel’s mother reached out to V-LINC for a solution.

We were thrilled to help, and a wonderful group of engineering students from UMBC stepped in to help design a solution. The final product was a padded, aluminum structure that helps Gabriel pull himself up to a standing position in front of the TV, use an iPad, and support himself for exercise. The structure is also adjustable, so it can grow with Gabriel!