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Wheelchairs in Kids Halloween Costumes Win the Internet

Some innovative custom creations are giving kids in wheelchairs impressive Halloween costumes. (YouTube/CBS News)

By    |   Monday, 29 October 2018 01:33 PM

Wheelchairs aren't stopping kids from donning memorable Halloween costumes, and some custom creations are wowing the internet this year.

Five-year-old Blake Mompher of Ohio is among those boasting awe-inspiring costumes. The boy loves buses, but because he was born with spina bifida and is unable to walk, his ability to dress up and participate in Halloween has been limited.

His grandfather, Gary Mompher, decided to rectify that by building a school bus costume made from an old recliner chair box, which fits over Blake's wheelchair, USA Today noted.

At Silver Creek Elementary school in Troy, Illinois, a group of fifth-graders banded together to make Halloween a memorable occasion by designing a costume for a wheelchair-bound kindergarten student battling Apert Syndrome, KTVI reported.

Trae Bruns missed out on celebrating Halloween last year, so this year students helped him create a costume based on the character Cat Boy from the animated series "PJ Masks."

"The last two Halloweens he hasn't gotten to trick-or-treat," his mom, Jackie Bruns, said. "He's either been in the hospital or been ill."

This year, he got to join in on the excitement of creating a costume with classmates for Halloween.

Meanwhile at Shriners Hospital for Children in Salt Lake City, a group of volunteers dedicated their time to help transform children's wheelchairs into grand Halloween costumes such as pirate ships, magic carpets, firetrucks and princess carriages, The Washington Post noted.

Last year, the group of volunteers built costumes for 20 disabled children, and last week they helped design costumes for 28 young patients in wheelchairs.

"I heard things like, 'My boy went from being the kid nobody wanted to trick-or-treat with to the coolest kid on the block,'" said Matt Lowell, director of the Utah hospital's seating and mobility program, according to the Post. "They now feel included, and that's how it should be."

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Wheelchairs aren't stopping kids from donning memorable Halloween costumes, and some custom creations are wowing the internet this year.
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