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Special Halloween Costumes for Special Kids

Here are some great examples of how you can do a small thing to help a child feel “normal” like other kids.  This is a video about Magic Wheelchair that was started by Oregon-based dad Ryan Weimer early this year.  He always loved making his kids costumes.  But three of his kids have Spinal Muscular Atrophy and use wheelchairs, which made it an added challenge.  This year 8 kids will receive their dream Halloween costume.  It makes the kids seem like superstars to their friends and others instead of outcasts.  They wow everyone who sees their amazing costumes.  For special kids to get a chance to be selected to have their own dream costume they have to submit a video telling of the idea to MagicWheelchair.org.  Weimers says, “It’s not a cure.. it’s a cure for a day”.  ”It helps them forget. It helps other people see them as a kid and not just a kid in a wheelchair.”  What an awesome person to do this for these little ones.  Just think how you could help others this way.  Maybe not as exciting or elaborate as these but in a small way to make someone feel accepted as one of the crowd.  Thanks to this great organization.  We wish them much joy in giving.

Have a GREAT day…by making it a great day for someone else!!!

Your friends at A Little Good News

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Amazing Halloween costumes for wheelchair bound

Thanks to Huffington Post for this awesome video.  This is a video about what a family will do to include their little girl who spends most of her time in a wheelchair. PeytonMcCubbin’s homemade costumes are impressive and inspiring for families with children is similar situations. The family began creating these costumes when she was just in preschool. They have created everything from Disney princesses to Santa Claus.  This year they have a Star Wars theme. Peyton is now 12 and is still interested in trick or treating with her little brother, Cade .  They make these for her to feel she is a part of the holiday.  Once they became so popular the family began entering these in contests to help with the cost of building the costumes.  The whole family gets involved.  What a wonderful way to include a child that would be left out on a holiday like this one.  Take what this family does and use it to show interest in a child in need.  Thanks McCubbin family for inspiring us to help others.  Happy Halloween to everyone out there and have a safe fun filled time.

Have a GREAT day…by making it a great day for someone else!!!

Your friends at A Little Good News

Amazing Halloween costumes for wheelchair bound

A Superman Halloween for 3 Year Old Boy with Cerebral Palsy

Halloween is such a fun and exciting time for most kids.  But, for some, Halloween can be a very hard time. .  Thank you to Jody J. for letting us know about this story that we chose for today’s ALGN.  I know that Halloween is over, but this story is too good to pass up.  It is a story about what a Mom did for her little three year old boy with cerebral palsy so that he could have a more “normal” Halloween  She wanted to give him the opportunity to be able to go “trick-or-treating” all on his own this Halloween.  Her little boy, Sebastian, is unable to walk on his own, so his parents have had to carry him in years past.  But, this Halloween, his very creative and loving mother came up with an idea that not only gave him an AWESOME Halloween costume, but also gave him the ability to go “trick-or-treating” without any physical lifting or carrying by someone else.  Wait ’til you see what the end result was.  I’m so impressed with parents of children with disabilities.  I agree with the note that someone wrote a few weeks ago as they anonymously paid the bill for a single mom who was struggling with her boy with disabilities at a restaurant, “God only gives special children to special parents!”

Have a GREAT day…by making it a great day for someone else!!!

Loren Dalton (The “Good News” Guy)