Kids need to have fun and why should a wheelchair prevent any spooky fun at Halloween ? Although originally an American invention, Halloween has been adopted pretty convincingly here in the UK. Wheelchairs for children tend not to be quite as much fun, until now that is, dad Ryan Scott Miller has spent more than a few hours in the garden shed to enhance his sons wheelchair for Halloween by modeling it around the Ghostbusters film car Ecto-1
I’m guessing that there must be another children’s wheelchair in the house as he must have spent hours converting the pediatric wheelchair in to this awesome invention that quite clearly has delighted his son Jeremy judging by the smile on his face.
The wheelchair adapted 'car' is designed to resemble the Ecto-1 response vehicle in the classic movie that was re-released in July following the original which was in 1984. Building the car around a wheelchair has not stopped him and it includes many features like working headlights, siren lights, tail lights and speakers for Ghostbusters siren and theme music! The roof rack includes yellow canisters, green canister, blue tubes, ladder, red probe, siren light, two speakers (one for the Ghostbusters siren and one for theme music), satellite dish and whatever the white & red canister is from the Ecto-1."
Can childrens wheelchairs be made a bit more fun ?
Although it no longer resembles a pediatric wheelchair the converted model does look brilliant and must make both the dad happy and the child ecstatic as he parades the neighborhood looking for seasonal ghouls in the Ecto-1 Wheelchair. Many wheelchairs for children show very little flair and remain fairly utility biased. It would be good to see if some of the wheelchair manufacturers produce wheelchairs for children with a bit more sparkle in the way of brighter paint colours and some decals to make a normal pediatric wheelchair look a bit more appealing.