Fourteen-year-old Hunter Powers probably has the coolest Halloween costume in the entire state of Oregon. Hunter, who has spina bifida, isn’t able to walk. His mother told Fox 12 that “most people don’t even see him.”
However, a non-profit organization named Magic Wheelchair swooped in to help. As we noted in a previous post, Ryan and Lana Weimer began Magic Wheelchair after they created one-of-a-kind Halloween costumes for their own children who use wheelchairs. Now volunteers with the organization build custom wheelchair costumes for kids all over the country.
In this case, an art teacher and Magic Wheelchair volunteer named Jeff Watamura (along with his high school art class) made Hunter’s costume: a personalized S.H.I.E.L.D. Quinjet. He made the 12 hour drive from Visalia, California to deliver it personally.
Watch video featuring Hunter’s costume reveal after the break…
— Kelsey Watts (@KelseyWattsKPTV) October 24, 2015
If you’d like to donate, volunteer or if you’d like to apply to have a costume made for a child, then head on over to the Magic Wheelchair website. And stay tuned because seven more costumes are set to be unveiled this week.