When Education Makers travelled to the Bay Area Maker Faire, they met volunteers from Magicwheelchair, “a non-profit organization that builds epic costumes for kiddos in wheelchairs, at no cost for families” (https://www.magicwheelchair.org/). They thought it was an amazing idea. In Montreal, they have partnered with a group that call themselves The DuctTapers Anonymous. Together they created a project called Rolloween.
For their first year, they created a dragon costume for an 11-year-old child. Meet Chad the dragon!
Appearance in the media:
The Conversation Canada: DIYers create a one-of-a-kind dragon costume for a 10-year old in a wheelchair
Global News: Grade 5 student who uses a wheelchair gets costume of a lifetime https://globalnews.ca/news/4615338/montreal-boy-wheelchair-dragon-costume/
CBC Montreal: Montreal boy who uses a wheelchair is ready to roll into Halloween, thanks to a group of crafters