If this doesn’t make you smile, nothing will. 8-year-old Daniel has been battling brain and spinal cancer and has a tough road ahead of him, to say the least.
But the members at Magic Wheelchair tried to help make the hard-traveled road a little easier with his new Star Wars themed Tie Fighter wheelchair. His wheelchair reveal was filmed and put on Facebook for everyone to see — and to smile with the child and his mother.
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In the last year, Daniel received some tough news. A tumor damaged his spinal cord and he lost his ability to walk. That would be heartbreaking for any adult to go through, but as a child, it is surely unimaginable.
But Magic Wheelchair stepped up and wanted to let Daniel know he isn’t alone and to brighten his day with his new one-of-a-kind, stylish wheelchair.
Ryan Weimer, the co-founder of Magic Wheelchair made an appearance in the video posted to Facebook. He said, “We call it a cure for the day. And it feels like that for these guys. Their disabilities seem to disappear in other people’s eyes.”
Volunteers pieced the one-of-a-kind costume together just for Daniel, too and made his dream, to fly throughout the galaxy, a reality. At one point in the video, the co-founder asked Daniel if he had a license to fly the Tie Fighter, to which Daniel calmly replied, “I don’t think I have a license at all, but I could fly with the force.”
Weimer informed everyone in the video how much manual labor goes into making one of these artistically crafted wheelchairs. He explained, “Typically a costume would take about 200 hours to do.”
Daniel’s mom, Jessica Thomas, was touched by the kindness from Magic Wheelchair, saying, “There were definitely tears! And being able to see the look on his face when they took the cover off, and he saw it, was amazing.” She continued, “The things they do out of the goodness of their hearts is so amazing.”
Daniel was appreciative of the kindness displayed by of the non-profitable organization. He simply said, “Thank you!”