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Don Marlatte works on a tricycle in the Smile Factory, part of the Assistive Technology Program at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital's Children's Therapy Unit.
Smile Factory modifies toys, other devices to fit special needs
By Andrew Fickes
Christmas for Lily Kaelin will be extra special. Under the tree, the 2-year-old will find a cotton candy-pink rocking horse and, despite her physical disabilities, she’ll be able to ride it to her heart’s content.
The rocking horse will be equipped with special foot plates to help her feet stay in place, and a harness and back block to keep her secure while she rocks. ...
The modified rocking horse is just one example of the hundreds of modified toys and other everyday items produced by the Smile Factory each year, part of the Assistive Technology Program at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital’s Children’s Therapy Unit.
Support The Smile Factory and Children's Therapy Unit by making a donation here.
Posted on Dec 19, 2011 in In the News