Our Happy Wheels Cart Development Journey

In Spring of 2008, Fisher-Price created a masterpiece for children staying at the Ronald McDonald House! Everyday children (and adults) are “wowed” when they see the Fisher-Price Play Space – they can’t believe their eyes when they see the large, yellow school bus in the center of the room that they can climb into and “drive”!

Happy Wheels Cart Development Team: Rebecca Benaglio, Sr. Learning & OD Analyst; Greg Wilber, Facilities Director; Fred Dinderski, Facilities Manager; Richard Wilcox, Facilities Leader; Robb Ramsey, Staff Artist; Karl Christopherson, Designer; Dom Gubitosi, Design Director; Gary Weber, VP Design
Happy Wheels Cart Development Team

In June of 2018, we launched another Fisher-Price masterpiece for children staying at the Oishei Children’s Hospital (OCH), our Happy Wheels Cart!

It started three years ago with a vision to bring our Ronald McDonald House signature hospitality to patients’ bedside to help support inpatient children and their caregivers by distributing complimentary bottled water, snacks, and activities to help pass the time and brighten days.

Our “Little House on Wheels” came to fruition thanks to the time, talent and treasure of Fisher-Price, who made this vision a reality.

Fisher-Price Baby Gear designer, Karl Christopherson, working on the digital design of the RMHC Happy Wheels cart.
Fisher-Price Baby Gear designer, Karl Christopherson, working
on the digital design of the RMHC Happy Wheels cart.

From digital drawings to the carpenter shop, the RMHC Happy Wheels cart is getting real.
From digital drawings to the carpenter shop, the RMHC Happy Wheels cart is getting real.

Fisher-Price carpenter and craftsman, Richard Wilcox is putting on the final touches. Next step…paint and decals.
Fisher-Price carpenter and craftsman, Richard Wilcox is putting on the final touches. Next step…paint and decals.

Our Happy Wheels Cart, will travel through the pediatric hallways visiting families and patients of OCH. Without the dedication and generosity of Fisher-Price, this would not have been possible.