Breaking even more boundaries? Wheelchair trick or treating…

31 October 2016

You may have read my recent blog post about the inspiring Breaking Boundaries conference and the exciting opportunities available to children and adults with severe disability, such as skiing and motorcycle riding.

When thinking about the needs of people with disabilities, it is easy to overlook the need for them to have opportunities for big adventures and excitement but it is equally easy to overlook the more run of the mill excitements which children with disabilities can miss out on, such as celebrating Halloween.  That is why I was delighted to come across a story on the Disability section of the BBC News website with fantastic photos of decorated wheelchairs for Trick or Treating created by a charity called Magic Wheelchairs.  The charity currently operates in the US, Canada and Chile but they have hopes for global expansion. A link to their website and story is included at the end of this post.

If you have a moment, click on the link below and have a look at some of the fantastically decorated wheelchairs.  The obvious happiness of the young boy dressed as Hiccup riding his wheelchair dragon, Toothless, brought a real smile to my face this Halloween.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/disability-37774000
http://www.magicwheelchair.org/

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