Putting a Smile on the Face of Every Child in a Wheelchair


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.

Each Halloween, Ryan made the biggest, “baddest” costumes he could for his sons, Keaton and Bryce. Once news of these costumes spread, Ryan began receiving requests from parents around the world asking if he would transform their kids’ wheelchairs into “magic

In 2015, Ryan and Lana decided to make that happen and started Magic Wheelchair, the non-profit organization that seeks to put a smile on the face of every child in a wheelchair.

what is magic wheelchair?

Magic Wheelchair is a nonprofit organization that makes epic costumes for children in wheelchairs. 

How We Do It

Kids, with their parents’ permission, submit a 1-3 minute video telling us what they want to be for Halloween, a parade, or another big day and why. More

Vision & Mission

Our vision is to put a smile on the face of every child in a wheelchair by transforming their wheelchairs into awesomeness. More

The Costume

Being in a wheelchair can be tough so we want to make something epic of which the kids and designers can be proud. More



Ryan & Lana Weimer, founders of Magic Wheelchair, every year create costumes for their kids in wheelchairs. More

Our Volunteers

It takes a large group of dedicated and passionate people to make the dreams of kids come true. More

2015 Costumes

2015 Costumes

2016 Costumes

2016 Costumes

Early Years of Magic

Early Years of Magic


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Eligibility Criteria

  • Children ages 5 years and up
  • Primarily uses a  wheelchair.
  • Have an idea for an awesome costume.
  • Although the costumes are only for children, only a parent or legal guardian are eligible to be selected.
  • Not related to any of Magic Wheelchair's employees or volunteers


Application Process


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