Mother makes creative Halloween costumes for son in wheelchair

Mother makes creative Halloween costumes for son in wheelchair (Image 1)

A mother in Texas has gotten national attention for the creative costumes she makes for her son, who is in a wheelchair.

Caleb McLelland, 9, was diagnosed with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus while he was still in the womb.

Spina Bifida, which is the most common permanently disabling birth defect in the U.S., occurs when the spinal column does not close all the way.

Because of his condition, Caleb has to use a walker or wheelchair to get around.

But each year his mother Cassie makes sure he enjoys Halloween by incorporating his wheelchair into the costumes she makes.

Over the years Caleb has been Batman in a Batmobile, popular video game character Mario driving a go-kart and a construction worker driving a backhoe.

Cassie shares her designs on her blog.

Readers also swap pictures, tips and instructions on how to make creative outfits for their children.

To read more on Caleb, click here.

*WPVI-TV contributed to this story.

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