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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.

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Amputee Learns to Walk for His Bride

13 years Kevin Taylor broke his leg and then contracted a nerve condition.  Doctors told Kevin he had the worse case they had ever seen.  He had to have his leg amputated.  He met Kim and fell in love.  The fact that he is in a wheelchair does bother her.  She fell in love with the man not the chair.  Kevin has been working on how to walk.  He has never been able to walk since she met him.  Once he decided to ask her to marry him Kevin started secretly working with a therapist to gain strength and learn to walk.  He has been doing it so he could give this gift to his bride on their wedding day.  When the minister says all rise, that is when Kevin will stand for the first time in front of Kim and walk to her.  She was shocked.  She knows that he will be able to do anything now.  It just proves that unconditional love makes miracles.  The lesson of the is story is to Be positive, Love often and make every day count.

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amputee learns to walk for his bride

 

Firemen repay Waitress Good Deed

One act of kindness led to another in New Jersey when a waitress’ decision to pay for some firefighters’ breakfast prompted strangers to help her.

Two firefighters stopped in a diner after an overnight shift containing a warehouse fire earlier this week and had breakfast at the Route 130 Diner in Delran, according to ABC News affiliate WPVI.

A waitress, Liz Woodward, overheard the firefighters, Tim Young and and Paul Higgins, talking about the fire. That’s when she decided to pay them back for their efforts, according to WPVI.

Paul Hullings is a firefighter who went into a diner after fighting a fire one night recently.  The waitress, Liz Woodward heard their story about the fire and when she gave them the check she had written a note on the back of the check — complete with drawn fireman’s helmet and ax. So touched the firefighters then shared a photo of the check, along with a call for his friends to visit the diner, and to “tip big” if they ever had Woodward as a waitress. He didn’t stop there. He wrote another post highlighting a GoFundMe campaign that Woodward had started in December to pay for a wheelchair accessible van for her father. ”Turns out, the young lady who gave us a free meal is really the one that could use the help…” Young wrote. Since then, Young and 185 other people — mostly strangers who had heard about her decision to pay for the firefighters’ meal — have donated. The GoFundMe page was originally hoping to raise $17,000 — and has now collected more than $38,000. (UPDATE- as of Saturday 8/15 it is up to $73,000).   Woodward posted a lengthy message on her own Facebook account, praising the work of firefighters and asking others to pay it forward.  ”Look for those opportunities because they are everywhere. You can make a difference — it doesn’t always have to be an elaborate production or effort- it’s always the little things that have the greatest impact,” she wrote. A small act of kindness turns into another.  How amazing.

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Restaurant Worker Helping Anyway He Can

Ridge Quarles, who works at a Qdoba in Louisville, Kentucky, had gotten to know a customer with disabilities who visits the restaurant whenever she can.  She would come to the restaurant being dropped 0ff  by the bus.  Sometimes she would have to wait outside the restaurant until another customer would come in and let her in.  Ridge notices when she comes in even knowing what she likes to eat and preparing it before she even makes her order.  Most workers would fill the order and that is all.  Not Ridge.  He makes sure she gets her food to her seat and helping her get all set up for her meal.  On this day another customer notices that Ridge not only helped her to her seat, he even took the time to help her eat by feeding her the meal.  What an amazing employee this company has.  What an amazing young man he is.  Caring enough to take his time and to help this person he hardly knows.  How inspiring.  If only more people would care for others in this way.   We salute you young man.  You are our hero.  Thank you for being who you are.  We can all take a lesson from you.

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Restaurant worker helping anyway he can.

 

Hockey Star makes 5 year old dream come true

Five year old Cammy suffers from Rhett’s syndrome which prevents her from being able to walk or speak. She can only communicate through her computer and is wheel chair bound.  But that won’t stop her. This little one is a huge hockey fan  espeically the Chicago Blackhawks and her favorite player Duncan Keith.  Duncan with the help of the Blackhawks helped her with her dream.  Duncan spent time visiting with her before taking her on the ice to achieve her goal. Cammy entered the “What’s your Goal” social media campaign and was selected.  Her goal was to go on the ice and score a goal.  He made her dream come true.  Putting on her jersey he straps her to him  and helps her skate across the ice and make a goal. Thank you so much to the Blackhawks organization and to Duncan Keith for giving back to the community by sponsoring this campaign and taking your personal time to make dreams come true. This is one thing that this little girl will never forget.

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Hockey star gives 5 year old hockey lesson

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.

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Amazing Halloween costumes for wheelchair bound

Lowe’s Employees Come to the Aid of a Vet

Michael Sulsona is a disabled Vietnam Vet who lost both legs during the war.  Recently Michael was in Lowe’s getting some fencing for his yard when his wheel chair broke.  He had been trying to get a replacement chair from the VA but they would just send a repairman.  Those repairs would not last long.  This day he was lucky to be in Lowe’s where the employees immediately (even though it was close to closing time) jumped into action and began replacing all the nuts and bolts on his chair.  They told him that they wanted to make his chair like new again.  Michael thanked them but they told him that it was their honor to help him.  What a great group of men who saw an opportunity to help out one of our veterans and was willing to do what ever it took to make this chair like new again.  Michael was very grateful.

Thanks to Lowe’s for hiring such upstanding employees.  Now with all the publicity this story has created the VA has now sent Michael a new wheelchair.  Thanks to Mark B. and Patricia M for sending us this story.  Keep watching for these great stories.

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Lowe's employees come to the rescue