The Lego Guy is All About Bringing Joy to Kids in the Hospital

Ann Arbor, MI  (CBS Detroit) 62 CBS Detroit What do you get when you mix a 24-year-old and a cart full of Legos?  You get John McInerney. The University of Michigan grad formed an LLC called Build Up STEAM, a robotics studio designed to promote hands-on play and education through customized programs. Whether it’s one child in a hospital or 30 in …

Mott’s ‘Lego Guy’ Builds Relationships with Patients One Robot at a Time

MLIVE By Martin Slagter | mslagter@mlive.com ANN ARBOR, MI – It typically only takes seven words for John McInerney to bring a smile to the face of patients as he wheels his cart down the halls of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. “Do you want to build a robot?” he asks one of his most loyal buddies, Bria Grays, instantly getting her …

Mott’s ‘Lego Guy’ Helps Young Patients Focus on Fun, Not Illness

University of Michigan Health https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/ A U-M grad’s custom Lego robotics kits help keep young patients’ minds busy during hospital stays while teaching basic coding and educational skills.   Knocking on a young patient’s door, John McInerney peeks his head inside with a question that prompts a big grin. “Hey, want to make a Lego robot?” It’s become a familiar …