My name is Tim Emerson. I live in Titusville Florida with my wife Paula. When our beautiful granddaughter, Synnove, was born, we were told she might not survive her many challenges. What we didn’t know at the time, she would teach us more about life and determination than we could have ever imagined. After we retired, we decided to use our time and skills to help special needs children.
Synnove inspired me to help children like her with their development and mobility needs. I saw the possibility of adapting an existing scooter made for small children to fit the needs of children with physical and/or developmental limitations. After developing a prototype, I worked with volunteers with different interests and skills to perfect the Sunshine Scooter. We have been very fortunate to meet wonderful people along the journey to help us with this project. I could not have done this without Hans Berger, Chris Scheidel, Richard Sullivan, Don Calderwood and Jan Thibodeau. I would also like to thank Melinda Brault with Geminye Design Group and Dave Busch for the development and funding of this website.
Today, we work with physical therapists, doctors and volunteers to accomplish our goal of providing mobility to children. We are proud to offer a device that is both fun and teaches critical skills to children who might not otherwise have the experience of control over their mobility.