Prepare your heartstrings, because they’re about to get plucked. When Ryan Weimer’s 3-year old son Keaton wanted to be a pirate for Halloween, Ryan was tasked with the challenge of incorporating Keaton’s wheelchair into the costume for his trick-or-treating adventures.
Ryan turned Keaton’s chair into a pirate ship, which landed him on the front page of the local paper. Ryan followed up by making costumes for two of his other children who have Spinal Muscular Atrophy and he realized this was something he could do for kids in wheelchairs all over the country.
Thus began Magic Wheelchairs, a non-profit organization. This year, Ryan and his wife Lana raised $25,000 through Kickstarter and will be able to provide costumes for eight lucky kids.
Check out their Kickstarter video after the break and bring your tissues!
Head on over to Magic Wheelchair to donate and apply to have a special wheelchair costume made for your child.
(via Good News Network)