Creatieve moeder maakt geweldige halloweenverkleedkleren voor gehandicapte zoon

Caleb McLelland is als kleine jongen geboren met een open rug en zit daardoor al zijn hele leven in een rolstoel. Dat weerhoudt hem er niet van om tijdens Halloween van deur tot deur te gaan om snoep te verzamelen. Dankzij zijn creatieve moeder kan hij niet alleen verkleed op pad gaan, maar is zijn rolstoel ook volledig versierd. 

Caleb kreeg zijn eerste rolstoel toen hij twee jaar oud was, net voor Halloween. Omdat zijn moeder Cassie niet wilde dat hij zich uitgesloten voelde, ontwierp ze een verkleedkostuum voor hem én zijn rolstoel.

MUST LINK BACK TO - http://wheelchaircostumes.blogspot.com/ MUST LINK BACK TO - http://themclellands.blogspot.com/ A creative mother from Mansfield, Tex., has been making Halloween costumes for wheelchairs including "MarioKart," "Batmobile" and "Ice Princess Carriage" as a way to empower kids with Spina bifida and other similar conditions. The inspiration for the cardboard costumes came to Cassie McLelland in 2008, when her son Caleb McLelland -- who has Spina bifida, a birth defect in which the spinal cord fails to develop properly -- was two years old and got his first wheelchair, she said. "Halloween was nearing at the time, and I thought 'Well, how can we incorporate his wheels into a costume?'" McLelland told ABC News. "He was really into 'Bob the Builder' at the time, so I did some sketching, cut and painted some cardboard and made him a backhoe scoop truck and dressed him up as Bob. I've been doing it ever since."
Foto Cassie McLelland


Ondertussen kreeg Cassie zo veel positieve reacties op de verkleedpartijen, dat ze een blog oprichtte om andere ouders van gehandicapte kinderen tips te geven. “Ik wil graag dat mensen Caleb zien en niet alleen de rolstoel”, schrijft ze. En daar is ze naar onze bescheiden mening alvast in geslaagd.

MUST LINK BACK TO - http://wheelchaircostumes.blogspot.com/ MUST LINK BACK TO - http://themclellands.blogspot.com/ A creative mother from Mansfield, Tex., has been making Halloween costumes for wheelchairs including "MarioKart," "Batmobile" and "Ice Princess Carriage" as a way to empower kids with Spina bifida and other similar conditions. The inspiration for the cardboard costumes came to Cassie McLelland in 2008, when her son Caleb McLelland -- who has Spina bifida, a birth defect in which the spinal cord fails to develop properly -- was two years old and got his first wheelchair, she said. "Halloween was nearing at the time, and I thought 'Well, how can we incorporate his wheels into a costume?'" McLelland told ABC News. "He was really into 'Bob the Builder' at the time, so I did some sketching, cut and painted some cardboard and made him a backhoe scoop truck and dressed him up as Bob. I've been doing it ever since."
Foto Callie McLelland
MUST LINK BACK TO - http://wheelchaircostumes.blogspot.com/ MUST LINK BACK TO - http://themclellands.blogspot.com/ A creative mother from Mansfield, Tex., has been making Halloween costumes for wheelchairs including "MarioKart," "Batmobile" and "Ice Princess Carriage" as a way to empower kids with Spina bifida and other similar conditions. The inspiration for the cardboard costumes came to Cassie McLelland in 2008, when her son Caleb McLelland -- who has Spina bifida, a birth defect in which the spinal cord fails to develop properly -- was two years old and got his first wheelchair, she said. "Halloween was nearing at the time, and I thought 'Well, how can we incorporate his wheels into a costume?'" McLelland told ABC News. "He was really into 'Bob the Builder' at the time, so I did some sketching, cut and painted some cardboard and made him a backhoe scoop truck and dressed him up as Bob. I've been doing it ever since."
Foto Callie McLelland
MUST LINK BACK TO - http://wheelchaircostumes.blogspot.com/ MUST LINK BACK TO - http://themclellands.blogspot.com/ A creative mother from Mansfield, Tex., has been making Halloween costumes for wheelchairs including "MarioKart," "Batmobile" and "Ice Princess Carriage" as a way to empower kids with Spina bifida and other similar conditions. The inspiration for the cardboard costumes came to Cassie McLelland in 2008, when her son Caleb McLelland -- who has Spina bifida, a birth defect in which the spinal cord fails to develop properly -- was two years old and got his first wheelchair, she said. "Halloween was nearing at the time, and I thought 'Well, how can we incorporate his wheels into a costume?'" McLelland told ABC News. "He was really into 'Bob the Builder' at the time, so I did some sketching, cut and painted some cardboard and made him a backhoe scoop truck and dressed him up as Bob. I've been doing it ever since."
Foto Callie McLelland