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Father Turns Wheelchair into Cinderella Carriage

Though retailers like Target have started selling costumes that are more accessible for disabled kids, some parents like to take the magic to their own hands. Josh Jaconelli, a Glasgow-based dad, did just that. 


Josh's 6-year-old daughter, Ava, used a wheelchair. Ava suffers from Aicardi Syndrome. Aicardi Syndrome is a rare genetic condition that is, in theory, to be caused by chromosomal abnormalities that can alter the brain's structure. The disease has caused Ava to have seizures and vision problems. Recently, Ava's dad, Josh, decided to build her a special costume. 

Aicardi Syndrome

According to the NIH, Aicardi Syndrome is a disorder that occurs mostly in females. People with this syndrome have absent or underdeveloped tissue that connects the left and right halves of the brain together. Some with this disease often have other brain deformities as well such as cysts, and enlargement of the fluid-filled cavities in the center of the brain.

The Costume

Josh used PVC pipes, tinsel, and lights, that are said to be fairy lights, to construct a DIY version of Cinderella’s carriage. Ava transformed into a princess by wearing Cinderella’s beautiful blue dress and had her hair styled into a perfect updo, just like the Disney Princess herself. 

After the construction of the carriage was complete, Josh took to social media to share the news saying, “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.” 


It's safe to say that Josh did a fantastic job. The internet immediately fell in love with little Ava. Josh’s post has gone viral, receiving more than 45,000 shares and over 2,000 comments. Many people praised him for his creativity. The video attached to the post has also gone viral, receiving 1.6 million views. 

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  1. JakeMarcu
    How cool
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  2. Anne Dobbs
    What an awesome father for a special and adorable little girl.
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