Bippity-Boppity-Boo! As it turns out, this little girl didn’t need a fairy godmother to make her dreams come true: just a very creative dad. Even though stores like Target have started to sell costumes that are more inclusive and accessible to disabled children, some parents, like this dad, like to take the magic into their own hands.
Ava, Josh Jaconelli’s Daughter, Uses A Wheelchair
Ava has Aicardi Syndrome, which is a rare genetic condition that is theorized to be caused by a chromosomal abnormality that alters brain structure. As a result, Ava suffers from seizures and vision problems. Most children with Aicardi Syndrome are diagnosed during infancy, with most symptoms showing before the child is five months old.
For Halloween, Jaconelli Decided To Build A Special Costume For Her
Jaconelli used plumbing pipe, tinsel, and fairy lights to construct a DIY version of Cinderella’s carriage just for Ava. The little girl fully transformed into the princess by wearing Cinderella’s beautiful blue dress and having her hair styled into a perfect little updo.
“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,” Josh posted to accompany the photos.
…And The Internet Fell In Love With Ava
Jaconelli’s post from Oct. 31 has since been shared almost 45,000 times and has gone viral with 1.6 million views on the attached video.
Facebook users have been quick to comment their adoration for the costume and Ava’s parents’ hard work as well as mention how beautiful she is as a princess.
Jaconelli Isn’t The First To Make A Custom-Costume For A Child In A Wheelchair
Other parents have tried their hands at creating DIY Halloween costumes to go with their children’s wheelchairs.
A Reddit user shared their 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.”
Ava Is One Lucky Girl
Even though the absolute beauty of the carriage that Josh created is undeniable, we’re all moved and warmed by how much he cares about his daughter and wanted to help Ava feel as beautiful as any of the other princesses who were out trick-or-treating. What’s truly magical is the love that only a parent can give to their daughter.