CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) — Go Baby Go is a program that provides modified, ride-on cars for young children with disabilities.

About 25 children and their families came to the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center Saturday morning to pick up a new ride.

“A lot of these kids can’t sit up by themselves, they’re not walking — we even have some children on ventilators and other things and they’re not able to do these kinds of normal play activities,” said physical therapist Beverly Lankitus.

Lankitus started the local branch of this national program about seven years ago. Five years ago, The Magic of Michael foundation started donating the kids’ vehicles.

They even hit a huge milestone this year of 100 donated vehicles — all to remember their sons that passed away.

“Just to see these children come in their families and the happiness on their face because a lot of them have never been out of a wheelchair in their life,” said The Magic of Michael co-founder John Hirschbeck.

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