Happy Halloween! In honor of the weekend’s spooky holiday, M.C. Mobility Systems wants to highlight an Oregon nonprofit advocating for inclusion this Halloween. Magic Wheelchair is taking the media, and our hearts, by storm. If you haven’t heard of them, please allow us the honor to introduce you.
According to its website, Magic Wheelchair is a non-profit organization that creates “epic” Halloween costumes for children in wheelchairs.
Founded five years ago by father Ryan Weimer, Magic Wheelchair began as his own project to create a special Halloween costume for his son with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a form of Muscular Dystrophy (MD). Two of Weimer’s children live with SMA, and both are wheelchair-bound.
Today, Weimer’s family project has grown into a movement whose mission is to give kids everywhere an unforgettable Halloween, by creating custom costumes at no expense to their families.
How, you ask?
Each Halloween, Weimer and his team of builders personally create custom costumes for a select group of children. The idea is simple: child’s imagination + Weimer’s handiwork = epic costume. In addition to building the costumes, Weimer also personally delivers the costumes to their recipients.
Before you dress up and head out to party or trick or treat this weekend, take a minute to visit Magic Wheelchair’s Facebook page, and see for yourself the magic the movement is making for children everywhere; it goes far beyond a costume.