Father Builds Jaw-Dropping Halloween Costumes For Kids In Wheelchairs

Magic Wheelchair is a nonprofit created by Oregon-based dad Ryan Weimer, who has spent years building costumes for his three children that use wheelchairs for mobility.

Out of his five kids, three of them have Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

Weimer, who works full time as a nurse, has assembled teams that spend 100 to 200 hours per each, incredible costume.

"Giving families and kids those experiences that we’ve been able to have year after year, it’s awesome. I love it," Weimer said. "My kids are seen as superstars and not looked at with sympathetic eyes or sadness."

This year, eight children will get costumes like a Mario Kart, a SpongeBob boat, a Frozen ice castle, and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles van.

"It’s not a cure," he added. "I wish I was smart enough to come up with something like that. It’s a cure for a day. It helps them forget. It helps other people see them as kids, and not just a kid in a wheelchair."

Kids who want to have their dream costume made can submit a 1 to 3 minute video to MagicWheelchair.org about what they want to be for Halloween and why they should be selected.


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