The Halloween costume. It’s the ultimate form of expression for candy-hungry youngsters, but for children confined to a wheelchair, creating an epic costume isn’t always so simple. However, one Kickstarter project by the name of Magic Wheelchair is looking to solve that, and it’s a truly heartwarming operation.
Magic Wheelchair is the brainchild of Ryan and Lana Weimer, the parents of five children, three of which have a form of muscular dystrophy. At the age of three, Ryan’s son Keaton wanted to be a pirate for Halloween. In a moment of clarity, Ryan thought, “Keaton has this wheelchair he cruises around in, and every pirate needs a ship, so let's just build one around his chair!" Ryan eventually created that pirate ship costume, and it jump-started an annual family tradition which the Weimers are hoping to take nationally. For Halloween 2015, the non-profit Magic Wheelchair project will build amazing costumes for five lucky children. The group set out to raise $15,000 on Kickstarter but has since passed that total and will build one additional costume for every $3,000 raised.
How does one apply? Kids, with a parent’s permission, can submit a one to three minute video saying what they would like to be for Halloween and why they should be selected. So far, two Magic Wheelchair riders have been selected for this upcoming Halloween. Jade, who is 12-years-old, loves SpongeBob SquarePants, and Magic Wheelchair will build her the speedboat from Ms. Puff’s Boating School. Hunter, age 14, will receive his own Quintet from Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Ryan Weimer estimates that around 150,000 children in the US are confined to a wheelchair. With help from Kickstarter donations and volunteers, who knows how many kids could receive one of these amazing costumes. RELATED: GoBabyGo Brings Affordable Mobility to Disable Children ____________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide