Heather Thorpe took his son in a wheelchair for the first time, and she went home with tears, upset, and Carter looked at the action on the sidewalk because the other children ran alongside him in a candy bucket. Ignore his incredible Hulk costume.
“People don’t even notice him, it hurts a lot,” said 32-year-old Thorup, who swears that her husband won’t accept congenital hereditary disease that night and will smash the next year.
Then last year, she attended a Halloween seminar at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Salt Lake City. Volunteers transferred their son’s wheelchair to the Batmobile and wore it in Batman costumes. All of their children near Clinton, Utah are crowded around Carter, taking a closer look at him and his fighting wheels. This is the first time Thorup has said that Halloween is fun.
She said: “In the past, I have never let Carter approach the trick when approaching the porch.” “But now, because of his costume, everyone comes to him.”
At the Shriners Hospital Garment Clinic, volunteers equipped with power tools, cardboard, paint and PVC pipes turned children’s wheelchairs into Hummers, magic carpets, school buses, teacups and pirate ships. They make hand-made fire trucks, racing cars and princess cars, and then “wrap” them around children and wheelchairs before Halloween.
Carter, 8 years old, returned to Shriners with his mother last week and changed into a new hero costume. This year, he will be a tweezer as Optimus Prime Transformers.
“This is the coolest idea for kids,” Thorup said. As a four-person “maintenance staff” around her son around his wheelchair size and find the best way to change the wheelchair.
Matt Lowell, director of the Utah Hospital Seat and Mobility Program, proposed the idea of a renovation day in 2016 after hearing that parents found it difficult to find or make Halloween costumes, including wheelchairs.
“We don’t know what we are doing, but we are always learning,” Lowell said, 44 years old. “It turns out that this is the most valuable thing we have done throughout the year.”
Last year, volunteers built the “Monster Company” door from the Space Shuttle and Safari Jeep to Tucker Trucks and 20 disabled children. Last week, 28 young patients took turns, turning their wheelchairs into whatever they dreamed of.
After talking to the parents of some of the children in the Shriners clothing clinic, Lowell said that he moved home and moved what he had learned.
He said: “I have heard such words, ‘My child is starting from that child, no one wants to deceive or treat the coolest child.'” “They feel like they are included now, that’s what it should be.”
Julie Chewan saw volunteers turn his son Drew (4 years old) into Woody from his favorite movie “Toy Story”, then put a horse “Bullseye” together and let him ride In the wheelchair, happy tears overflowed from Julie Chevre’s eyes.