This adorable little princess didn’t need a fairy godmother to make her dreams come true, just a creative dad who turned her wheelchair into Cinderella’s carriage.
Though major retailers like Target, have started selling costumes that are more inclusive and accessible for disabled kids, some parents, like this Glasgow-based dad, like to take the magic to their own hands.
Josh Jaconelli’s 6-year-old daughter, Ava, uses a wheelchair.
Ava suffers from Aicardi Syndrome, a rare genetic condition that’s theorized to be caused by chromosomal abnormalities that alter the brain structure.
The disease had led to the little girl having seizures and vision problems.
Many children with Aicardi Syndrome are often diagnosed during infancy, and most signs and symptoms showing before the child is five months old.
Recently, her dad decided to build a special costume for her.
The dad used plumbing pipe, tinsel and complementing the wheelchair with fairy lights to construct a DIY version of Cinderella’s carriage for Ava.
And the little girl wholly transformed into a princess by wearing Cinderella’s beautiful blue dress and having her hair styled into a perfect updo.
Jaconelli filmed a video of Ava sitting in the carriage in her costume as the lights shined around her, illuminating the perfect time she was having.
Josh shared the perfect transformation in social media, writing:
“After a lot of work done on a costume, we made our wee princess her carriage, and she is away to school for Halloween, enjoy princess.”
And it’s safe to say, and the internet instantly fell in love with Ava.
Josh’s post has received more than 45,000 shares and over 2,000 comments, with many people praising the dad for his creativity.
The post has even gone viral, with 1.6 million views on the attached video.
Facebook users are quick to share their adoration for the little girl’s costume and Ava’s parents’ hard work.
She looks so beautiful as a princess!
Jaconelli isn’t the first parent to make a custom-costume for their disabled kids in a wheelchair.
Other parents have also tried their hands to create DIY costumes in their children’s wheelchairs.
One Reddit user shared his wife’s Big Hero 6 inspired costume with the caption:
“For those who haven’t seen, every year, she makes my son, who has cerebral palsy a costume for his wheelchair.”
This little boy also went as a conductor on The Polar Express.
Retailers are also starting to recognize the need for inclusive costumes wheelchairs for children.
Target has made headlines with their wheelchair-friendly costumes, which came in two designs.