Family creates magical Halloween costumes for wheelchair-bound kids

Couple Builds Epic Costumes for Children in Wheelchairs
Couple Builds Epic Costumes for Children in Wheelchairs


Just in time for Halloween, Magic Wheelchair is building the most whimsical, amazing Halloween costumes for wheelchair-bound kids.

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Magic Wheelchair is a nonprofit based in Oregon, started by Ryan and Lana Weimer. Three out of their five children have Spinal Muscular Atrophy, so creating these wheelchair costumes is a passion project for them.



In June of this year, the Weimers launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds needed to build five wheelchair costumes for deserving children for Halloween 2015. Just three months later, 769 backers have donated $25,688!

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Because of the overwhelming support Magic Wheelchair received, eight very lucky children will get Halloween costumes like a Mario Kart, a Frozen ice castle, and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles van. One thing's for certain, we can't wait to see these photos after Halloween!

Watch the Weimers tell the story of Magic Wheelchair:




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