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Non-Profit makes Halloween Costumes for Kids in Wheelchairs

Posted by ROLAND REZNIK on October 18, 2015. 0 Comments

Non-profit Magic Wheelchair was created by Ryan Weimer, a passionate father of three children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which is a condition that confines all of his children to wheelchairs. Ryan created a pirate ship built around his eldest son’s wheelchair because his son was so excited about being a pirate. During trick-or-treating throughout the neighborhood, Ryan realized that children and adults were coming up to his son because of his awesome costume.

Source: Magic Wheelchair

He thought every child in a wheelchair should have this amazing feeling, so he created the non-profit Magic Wheelchair. Since Ryan goes big and makes the costumes elaborate, he realized that it would be quite expensive and time-consuming. Ryan raised $25,688 with the help of 769 backers on Kickstarter.

His impressive costumes have children who are wheelchair users hoping to be chosen every year. Children that want a Halloween costume designed and created by Ryan Weimer and his team submit a one to three minute video expressing why they should be selected to be that particular year’s kid to receive a custom made costume.

Once the children are selected they work with the volunteer builders and designers to create their specific costume in time for Halloween. The volunteers are very talented and have backgrounds that include costume design and set building. Halloween costumes that have been designed and created by the organization so far are Mario Bros, Sponge Bob, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Black Jet from Marvel’s Avengers, Elsa from Frozen and much more as seen below.

Source: Magic Wheelchair

The list of costume ideas are endless. You may have to be creative when making the costume, asking friends and family to help is recommended. The important part of Halloween is that your child has fun, gets a thrill out of their costume and looks forward to the next Halloween. To learn more about Magic Wheelchair visit their website at: http://www.magicwheelchair.org/



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