Saturday, October 31, 2015
Halloween Magic for Children in Wheelchairs
Dressing up for trick-or-treating can be challenging for children who use wheelchairs, so they usually wear simpler costumes. Founded by a husband-and-wife team with five children (three of them with a form of muscular dystrophy), Magic Wheelchair is an Oregon-based non-profit that creates costumes for a few kids in wheelchairs for free. The kids are selected based on request videos they submit. The costumes are very impressive, and they make Halloween more enjoyable for these kids. For photos and more information about Magic Wheelchair, go to http://www.magicwheelchair.org/. Other special needs parents have followed their example. Happy Halloween, everyone!