Way Out Wheels!

by Quest Staff on September 1, 2007 - 10:11pm

QUEST Vol. 14, No. 5

Wheelchair costumes are so cool it's too bad you can't wear them year round. To those who do, way to go! That way, if people are staring at your wheelchair or scooter, at least it's for a good reason.

To see your costume photo on this page next year, here’s what to do:

  1. Make a wheelchair/scooter costume. Follow safety precautions for visibility, flammability and keeping stuff out of the wheels.

  2. Take a picture of it. Digital pictures must be large files of at least 5x7 inches at 300dpi. Please don't send digital prints, but CDs are OK, as are film prints and negatives.

  3. E-mail the photo as a .jpeg or .tif file to: publications@mdausa.org. Or mail to: Quest, MDA Headquarters, 3300 E. Sunrise Dr., Tucson, AZ 85718. Include name, contact info, and age in the photo.



Trevor Crane, MDA goodwill ambassador for Wabash Valley, Ind., drives the "General Lee" car from "The Dukes of Hazzard." Trevor, who was 8 in this photo last Halloween, has Duchenne muscular dystrophy.





Jeff Ryland, Preston, Minn., is ready to race in Gordon's trusty #24. Jeff, who was 11 in this photo and now is 14, has Duchenne muscular dystrophy.






River Lacrouts was one happy lil' cowpoke last Halloween, and who wouldn't be with a gorgeous horse like this? River, who is 3 in this picture and now is 4, has type 2 spinal muscular atrophy.




Get your motor running.head out on the highway.get a lot of candy.bring it back my way.Jake Bower, 2 1/2 in this photo and now 3 1/2, ruled his neighborhood in Pinellas Park, Fla., last Halloween. Jake has congenital muscular dystrophy.




It isn't easy being green. Kathy Wechsler (left) and friend Adriana Robles were "Two Peas in a Pod" for a party last Halloween. Kathy, 28, who has Friedreich's ataxia, is an MDA staff writer in Tucson.




This hot car started life as a very talented neighbor's refrigerator box. R.J. Reynolds, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., who has olivo-ponto-cerebellar atrophy, was 11 at the time and now is 17, but still loves NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon.







Hoyt Landis, 3, is Captain Feathersword from "The Wiggles" show. Hoyt, of Middleburg, Penn., has X-linked myotubular myopathy. He wore his costume for months after Halloween was over.

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