Wheelchair Becomes "Frozen" Sled (video) (photos)00:00 AM October 23, 2017
Written by Dave Eyrich
‘Magic Wheelchair’ Offers Unforgettable Halloween for Disabled Kids
A surprise that had literally been building for the past many months was unveiled to family and friends at the United Methodist Church in Prophetstown early Saturday afternoon. Five year old Selena Meyer’s wheelchair was magically transformed into a “Frozen” Royal Sleigh courtesy of Scary House and Magic Wheelchair.
It all started in the early spring when Jenifer, Selena’s mom, completed an application on Facebook sponsored by Magic Wheelchair, a national non-profit that seeks to put a smile on the face of every child in a wheelchair, especially at Halloween.
In April she received a call saying her application had been chosen and soon employees of ScaryHouse, a Rockford based group of designers, builders, and artists who love Halloween, and are the Northern Illinois affiliate for magic Wheelchair, appeared at the Meyer's home to measure Selena’s wheelchair. This is the second year that ScaryHouse has joined with Magic Wheelchair to create a special Halloween for a disabled child.
After many hours of work and preparation, Dan Gildea, Director of ScaryHouse, introduced Saturday’s celebration by acknowledging the cooperation and dedication of Selena’s parents, John, the new Methodist Church pastor, and his wife Jenifer. As Selena “slid” into the cheers and tears of loved ones, her siblings joined in the “Frozen” party: Six year old Alex became “Kristoff” and three year old Anthony became “Olaf”.
Selena will be part of Halloween parade on Halloween Day at 2:30 down Main Street. Be sure and see these delightful children in person, especially Selena in a magical sleigh that every little girl would envy!
Video Courtesy Scaryhouse.com
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