Elkhart boy receives a super smashing Halloween costume
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind.- Penn High School teamed up with “Magic Wheelchair” to provide one lucky Elkhart boy with a unique Halloween costume just in time for trick-or-treating.
“Magic Wheelchair” is a nonprofit organization that builds epic costumes for wheelchair bound children at no cost to families.
Penn High School took up the project for Zephan Cantu, a 4-year-old Elkhart boy with cerebral palsy, after Joe O’Reilly reached out to the school on his behalf.
O'Reilly turned his daughter's wheelchair into a Batmobile last year and is now an ambassador with "Magic Wheelchair."
Sculpture and robotics students at the high school are working together to build the “Hulk Smash Machine” for the superhero-loving boy.
Penn High School senior Isabella Costa said, “Like yes there’s a lot of pressure but I’m also, like it’s so rewarding to know that it’s going, like it’s not just for us it’s for like the family, Zephan, and everyone to see.”
The finished project will be revealed to Zephan and his parents on October 19 at A Rosie Place for Children in South Bend.