ATLANTA -- The red wagons are synonymous with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Grandfather Roger Leggett made those wagons even more important when he invented a bracket that would allow them to carry a child's IV pole.
He was inspired by his granddaughter Felicity who was fighting a cancerous brain tumor. He named the bracket for his son Chad, a 24-year-old Children's ambulance driver who died of heat stroke working at the family's deer camp.
Since our story one year ago, Roger's invention has gone global. From Miami to New York to Los Angeles and many places in between, red wagons with Chad's Brackets are making life easier for pint sized patients who find a red wagon not so scary.
Leggett says, "Every one of them are non profit we don't make a penny off of them. We've got one going to Scotland next month!"
This latest batch of wagons delivered to Children's were put together by employees at Lockheed, where Leggett worked for 30 years.
"I had a nurse tell me they brought a child back from surgery, and she wouldn't let them remove her from the wagon. She slept in the wagon that night."
They're a familiar sign of childhood, bringing comfort to little ones who need it.
Roger says he will continue his labor of love in honor of his son and his granddaughter, who is now in remission.