"The parents are thrilled with these devices because they allow the children to move about and go outside. In the past, we had some problems with strollers tipping over and being unsafe.
That is not a problem with these strollers..."
- Dr. Nadkarni
Director of Pediatric Intensive Care
A.I. Dupont Hospital for Children
The SAM-V Stroller
The SAM-V was the first stroller designed by Mark Nickerson for A Leg Up for Kids. When we first began, the ventilators were considerably larger and heavier. Weighing in at 70 pounds and requiring considerably more space, our stroller was of a different design. A Leg Up for Kids provided the Safe And Mobile Ventilator (SAM-V) stroller to children through 2004, while transitioning to the new stroller as demand for it increased. The SAM-V Stroller was a unique mobility device that allowed children and infants who relied on mechanical ventilators to move about freely. It was invented in response to the desire of parents to take their children outside and into their communities. Parents and children loved having the sturdy strollers to carry their very heavy T-Bird ventilators.