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.

Album of 2016 Costumes

2016 an Epic Year for Magic Wheelchair

2nd year of Magic

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

4 school build teams

3 Comic Con reveals

2 ponies for a pair of Bronies

1 Fire Engine Costume 

Innumerable lives changed

So Many Smiles

There is nothing quite as magical as seeing a smile on the face of a child in a wheelchair and knowing that you had a part in making it possible. Donate or Volunteer with Magic Wheelchair today.

Learn more about these amazing kiddos, their costumes, and the builders who made it possible on our Blog.


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What is MagicWheelchair?

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


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