An incredible way to create big smiles

Magic Wheelchair is a nonprofit organization whose main aim is to make epic Halloween costumes for children in wheelchairs. This organization was created by Ryan Weimer, a dad who spent years building costumes for his three children with mobility problems. Out of his five kids, three of them have Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Weimer, who works as a nurse, created teams that spent a lot of time making these awesome costumes for children.

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Kids who want to have their dream costume have to submit a 1-3 minute video, with their parents’ permission, telling the organization what they want to be for Halloween and the reason why they should be selected. Then, Magic Wheelchair selects 5 children and they start creating the wheelchair costume in time for Halloween! A group of volunteers are essential to the mission because costumes are expensive and because they spend a lot of time on each of them. They help in the organization, creation, making costumes, reaching out to kids, and making sure the end results do not disappoint.

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The only thing they want to achieve with this service is to put a smile on the face of every child in a wheelchair by transforming them into an incredible superhero, pirate or whatever other creation from the children’s imagination.

Vocabulary

  • Wheelchair (n): a chair mounted on wheels for use by persons who cannot walk because they are temporarily or permanently disabled.
  • Costume (n): style of dress typical of a particular nation, group, or historical period.
  • Disappoint (v): to fail to reach the expectations, hopes or wishes.

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2 comments on “An incredible way to create big smiles
  1. Astrid says:

    It is amazing how some people make the world a better place. A moving story.
    Thanks Go English!

    • Bea E. says:

      Thanks a lot for your comment Astrid! :) That’s what we should try to do one day at a time, to create big smiles and make people happier with small things :)

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