Lon and his family never knew that when their 3-year-old son wanted to be Wall-E for Halloween and they built a costume around his wheelchair that it was the beginning of an epic journey of discovery. Not just discovery of what they can build and design around a wheelchair, but the discovery of how that simple wheelchair costume would forever change their son’s outlook toward life.
His self-esteem skyrocketed, his peers, who used to look at him differently, suddenly looked at him in awe and saw him as just another kid with an incredible Halloween costume. He became proud of his costume and shared it with everyone he met. It was in that moment that they realized this was not just a Halloween costume made of cardboard, paint, and plastic. It was so much more, and it would forever change our lives.
They wanted to share that same experience with other families. They have come a long way over the years, and they have so much further to go. The goal of Walkin’ & Rollin’ Costumes is to build unique costumes for every special needs kid who would like one, free of charge to the families.
Go to WalkinRollin.org to see how you can help Lon and his family assist other families with costumes for their children.