Magic Wheelchair in the News

Megyn Kelly TODAY

Megyn Kelly spotlights Ryan and Lana Weimer, founders of the nonprofit Magic Wheelchair, who have several children with wheelchairs and who construct spectacular, ingenious costumes for kids with disabilities, including a pirate ship and a T. rex.


Great Big Story

One Halloween, Ryan Weimer's then-3-year-old son wanted to dress up as a pirate. But his son, who has spinal muscular atrophy, is restricted to a wheelchair. So Ryan fashioned a homemade costume that incorporated the wheelchair as a pirate ship, and his son absolutely loved it.


Ryan Weimer wanted his son to experience the fun other kids had on Halloween, so with imagination and love, he transformed his son's wheelchair into something incredible. Video by Jess Blank. Special thanks to the Weimer family and

Tested at SDCC 2017

Adam Savage meets the team at Magic Wheelchair, an organization that works with makers to build awesome costumes for children in wheelchairs. At this year's Comic-Con, Magic Wheelchair unveiled five new Justice League-themed builds for these amazing kids, and we were honored to be there for the reveal!

Elite Daily

This organization of volunteers build epic Halloween costumes for children in wheelchairs. For more:



Oregon dad Ryan Weimer started a nonprofit to build kids in wheelchairs amazing Halloween costumes that wow their friends and family. Check out more awesome BuzzFeedBlue videos! MUSIC Everything I Want Licensed via Warner Chappell Production Music Inc.


Turning Heroes Into Heroes

Meet the DIYers Making Cool Wheelchair Costumes for Kids

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A costume inspired by a Classic

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Turning Heroes into Heroes

The Real Stan Lee

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The winner of the Gigabot given away through our 2017 Gigaprize is an unbelievably deserving organization called Magic Wheelchair.

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