Students build adapted children's car for young boy

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Louisa County, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A local five-year-old boy with special needs is now street legal thanks to a generous gift from a group of high school students.

Brandon Bristow was gifted an adapted power wheels car that was designed and built by a group of students from Louisa County High School during a school project.

Though the car took a few tries to get right throughout the three-week process, the students took pride in their work, knowing that they got to help one of their own.

"It really feels good to see that the work that we can do can help children and make them happy," said student Jacob Bundrick. "To have an impact on them, it really feels good to be able to help him out in that way."

Brandon's parents are especially thankful for the gift and the help it will provide with his needs.

"I think it'll help with tantrums and his mood a lot," said Brandon's mother, Shannon Bristow. "It's hard to keep him entertained, but anything that spins or moves that I don't have to constantly chase him with helps."

The car is operated via remote control, allowing Brandon's parents to join in on the fun as well.

"This is a parent's dream," said Bristow. "You always fear for your child in many ways and this just is amazing."

As for the students at LCHS, they look forward to continuing the project and changing the lives of even more kids in their community.

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