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Fourth annual wheelchair costume clinic at Salt Lake City Shriners Hospital creates Halloween magic

Fourth annual wheelchair costume clinic at Salt Lake City Shriners Hospital creates Halloween magic

Staff and volunteers from Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City staff transformed the wheelchairs of a record 32 patients into customized costumes this Halloween. From Santa in his sleigh to Aladdin on a magic carpet, patients were all smiles at this annual Halloween costume clinic. Hospital staff created the clinic in response to feedback from parents that door-to-door trick-or-treating poses challenges for children with physical disabilities. This event helps level the playing field for children in wheelchairs living with conditions such as spina bifida and skeletal dysplasia who come to Shriners Hospitals for care. The clinic is an example of the hospital’s wraparound services that go beyond physical requirements to meet social and emotional needs.

See pictures of all 32 costumes on the Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City Facebook page.

This event is made possible by Spirit Halloween’s Spirit of Children foundation, which has raised $439,166 locally since 2010 through customer donations for the hospital’s child life department.

Learn how you can support this incredible effort!

Patient dressed as Aladdin