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How the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Saved Halloween

All over the world, children are preparing their best TMNT costumes and planning out their routes for trick or treating or other Halloween hijinks. Unfortunately, this isn’t always an easy task for every kid, as some of them have serious challenges to overcome. Imagine trying to find a cool costume when you need to use a wheelchair to get around. Suffice it to say, there aren’t always a lot of options for kids with special needs. Thankfully, in the case of at least one little boy, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles came to the rescue!

For Angel Stair, celebrating Halloween hasn’t always been easy. Angel has muscular dystrophy, which means he needs to use a wheelchair in order to go trick or treating. Fortunately, this year is bound to be a lot more fun, because he was chosen as one of eight kids who will be receiving a special wheelchair costume for the holiday. The costume was created by a non-profit organization called Magic Wheelchair which designs Halloween costumes for kids with limited mobility. This year, they have made a truly awesome TMNT costume to make Angel’s experience much more fun and exciting.

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As you can see from the pictures, Angel is all set to go out trick or treating as Raphael driving the Shellraiser from Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Shellraiser costume features Leonardo on top, completing the illusion of the TMNT costume. Wired for proper lighting, this Shellraiser is sure to attract a lot of attention as Angel makes his way around the neighborhood on Halloween. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty jealous of this kid right about now! Back in my day, our Ninja Turtles costumes were barely more than green trash bags with cheap face masks.

Okay, so maybe the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles didn’t exactly save the day, but the efforts of some truly devoted parents and genuinely excellent volunteers has ensured that this young turtles fan will have a great experience while trick or treating this year. If you know a child with special needs who has trouble finding or creating their Halloween costumes, consider filling out an application for them with Magic Wheelchairs. Maybe next year, your favorite shellhead in the making will be chosen for this special honor!

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Justin W

Justin W

My name is Justin Wren and I love to write about the TMNT! I've been a big Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan since the late 80's. Back then, I would watch the original animated series and play with the Playmates toys all the time. I have been following the boys ever since I was a kid, and I'm very happy to see them back in the limelight after all these years. Needless to say, I'm proud to be a member of the team on this awesome TMNT Fan Site!

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