INNOVATION & GADGETS

The most amazing wheelchair costume: My Spina Bifida Story

Spina Bifida (SB)

Jeremy Miller

Everyone can't wait to see what I dress as for Haloween

It all started when I was 3 and for Halloween I was going as Batman. My dad wanted to make my costume a little extra special and added some poster board to turned my walker into the Batmobile, with working headlights! At our church's Trunk-or-Treat, everyone loved it! The next year, I had a wheelchair and went as Darth Vader in a Tie Fighter. Each year after that, we tried to think of bigger and better costumes: Jake & the Neverland Pirates in a Pirate Ship, Mickey Mouse in the Main Street Electrical Parade float, Captain America on his motorcycle. Last year, we did a snowspeeder from Star Wars with working flaps and guns that shot glowing darts. Luke Skywalker, actor Mark Hamill, saw it and said, "Incredible! You look more like me, than me!"

The Ghostbusters Ecto-1

This year was another awesome costume. We asked our friends for ideas and they choose the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters! My parents worked on it for over a month! It was so exciting to see it as they built it. Each day it looked more and more like the real Ecto-1! When it was done, it had working lights, sirens and even played the Ghostbusters song! It was like I was sitting in the real thing! When people saw it online they shared it so much that I got invited to Sony Studios to see the real Ecto-1 from the original movie and the new movie.

Bringing Smiles

My costumes have been the highlight of my year. I love how I feel like I AM the characters from my costumes. It's been fun to show them off to my friends. It's fun to see their reactions and their smiles. I got the chance to share my costume with some of the patients at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego at their Halloween party and it was awesome to bring smiles to their faces. My costumes are very special to me and I love my dad for making them for me. My dad has even helped other friends with costumes for their wheelchairs. Halloween is awesome because it's one of the times having wheels has it's perks!

About Jeremy

Jeremy was born with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalis. He participates in wheelchair basketball, soccer and rugby. He's played baseball at Angel's Stadium, he's been to the skate park and he's gone surfing with Life Rolls On. He loves everything super hero, Star Wars, Ghostbusters and Lego! He has an older sister and a younger brother, and he's best buds with both. He can be shy at first, but once he opens up, he's a nut!

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