Halloween is a magical time when kids can dress up and be whoever they want. But dressing up for the spooky holiday isn’t easy when you’re bound to a wheelchair, so Ryan Weimer, an awesome dad of five from Oregon, decided to do something about it.
He founded Magic Wheelchair, an nonprofit that goes above and beyond to make Halloween a magical experience for kids in wheelchairs. Ryan got the idea from his own kids, three of whom have Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and are wheelchair bound.
Back in 2008, the Weimer’s first son Keaton wanted to be a pirate for Halloween and Ryan thought it would be a great idea to build a pirate ship around the boy’s wheelchair to complete the look. The finished product was a smashing success!
Since then, the Weimers have made amazing wheelchair costumes for their kids every Halloween, and last year, Ryan and his wife decided to take it to the next level and start a charity that made epic Halloween costumes for kids who use wheelchairs.
They launched a successful Kickstarter campaign that enabled them to create costumes for eight very lucky kids last year. If you want to donate to help them make more magical costumes this year, click on this link. If you want to help them make the costumes, you can sign up to volunteer here!
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