Working with our Friends at Gethrr on the Magic Wheelchair Project
We’ve introduced you to our friends at Gethrr on our recent blog post about Night to Shine. They are a non profit that takes small donations and makes a big difference. We make monthly donations to Gethrr because we love what they do so much. For as little as $1 a month, you can make a big difference in a fun way too! We are honored to be able to work with them again on the Magic Wheelchair Project.
Magic Wheelchair is a nonprofit organization that puts smiles on the faces of deserving kiddos in wheelchairs by creating custom costumes for them at no expense to their families. Ryan and Lana Weimer, the founders of Magic Wheelchair, have five children, three of whom were born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which requires the use of wheelchairs for the entirety of their lives. And so, Magic Wheelchair organization was created. Along with volunteers around the country, many children are finding joy in their new fun way to get around. These wheelchair costumes are created for Halloween, parades or other events on an application process through Magic Wheelchair. And as many projects as possible are chosen to come to life to change the life of these youngsters.
Connor’s Magic Wheelchair project
When we heard that Gethrr was taking on this project, we just knew we had to volunteer to help. Conor, a young boy living in southern New Jersey who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Autism has a LOVE for Star Wars. And anyone who knows us, knows we love all things geekery so this is right up our alley. Along with other local volunteers, we created a Millennium Falcon for him to wear on Halloween. He was the envy of all his friends at school for their Halloween Parade.
This project was made possible by Michael and Melissa at Gethrr, Josh and Sharon Taylor, Joshua Andress, Meg Lemieur, Jacky Deeney Chain, Michelle and Ben Fong, and Wehrung’s Lumber and Home Center for donating foam and building supplies. This video was created by Flat World Media Productions. Go ahead and watch it, and try not to get teary-eyed while you do – that will be difficult!
*Images from Flat World Media production video*