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, for many years. 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”…and then, in 2015, Ryan and Lana decided to make that happen and started the non-profit organization that seeks to put a smile on the face of every child in a wheelchair.
Magic Wheelchair is a nonprofit organization that makes epic costumes for children in wheelchairs.
2016: An Epic Year for Magic Wheelchair
25 epic costumes
in 11 states
18 teams building the Magic
20 kids in a Boys and Girls Club building Batmobile
An adorable Cinderella at a 5k
3 Comic Con reveals
1 Fire Engine Costume
Innumerable lives changed
So Many Smiles