IF WE open our hearts and leverage our products thanks to a passionate community, can we make memorable experiences for children in wheelchairs?
Magic Wheelchair is a non profit organisation that builds epic costumes for children in wheelchairs, at no cost to their families. Magic Wheelchair's mission is to "bring communities together to create unforgettable moments for children around the world by transforming their wheelchairs into magic". It is an honor to be part of this build community.
Ryan Weimer’s son Keaton was born with condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Due to his diagnosis, Keaton uses a wheelchair in his daily life. In an effort to make his son feel special, Ryan started building Keaton over-the-top Halloween costumes that included his wheelchair and made him look and feel fantastic. Seeing how happy his son was and wanting to raise awareness for his condition, Ryan and his wife decided to start the non-profit organization Magic Wheelchair. The couple began recruiting build teams across the United States and beyond.
Now Magic wheelchair is giving kids in wheelchairs unforgettable experiences by creating custom costumes for them at no expense to their families.
GOAL 10: Reduced inequalities
Magic Wheelchair ensures inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Their vision is "to put a smile on the face of every child".
The 3DS Magic Wheelchair Build Team has successfully built three costumes for children in wheelchairs as of 2021. DS employees volunteer their time and expertise in a variety of subjects: CAD, CNC milling, painting, mold making, graphic design, dress making, sewing, programming, electronics, and much more. The emotional paycheck they have and continue to receive for working on the projects is priceless. Using tools that connect this community of builders from all around the United States and help them do good is what “harmonizing product, nature, and life” is truly all about.
BRINGING DREAMS TO LIFE
After starting their relationship with Magic Wheelchair in 2018, the SolidWorks Magic Wheelchair build Team has worked tirelessly to create three incredible costumes for three amazing kiddos: a to-scale monster truck for Jonah, a futuristic motorcycle for Ben, and a castle fit for a princess for Freyja. As the years go on, the team continues to expand and the costumes get more extravagant, but the reaction from the children and their families never changes: they are always thrilled. The SolidWorks team is just as happy seeing the delight the costumes bring to the kids as they are to volunteer their time;
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