Halloween Fun and Safety

Happy Halloween to all of you kids that are getting ready for some scary, funny-looking, candy-eating fun. Although you’ll be surrounded by other kids, don’t forget to stay close to the adult that you’re with. When we go out trick-or-treating as a group, we have one adult for every five kids. The adult does a head count before we go to each house and we must return to them before we go to the next one. This is a really cool safety system for Halloween because it’s easy for a child to get lost in the crowd. Another safety tip to remember is as you walk across the streets and from house to house, make sure you watch out for the cars on the road and look both ways before crossing. Although it will be tempting to eat the candy as soon as it goes into your bag, it will be best for you to wait until you get home, so every piece can be checked before you eat it. The adult will inspect the candy and the wrappers, to make sure there isn’t something in there that you are allergic to, and to make sure the candy wasn’t tampered with.

With my Quantum® iLevel motorized wheelchair, I get to join in on all the Halloween fun. This year I am a ninja for Halloween. I’m using the back slot of my wheelchair to hold my sword as if it was on my back. I also want everyone to have a clear view of my protection!

Me in my ninja costume

One of the exciting parts for me during Halloween is going up to the doors of the homes and saying trick-or-treat! I anticipate this day every year. I have access to mounds of candy at one time. This is mouth-watering for a kid! 

Most of the houses have easy access for me to get to the doors. I sometimes come across the challenge of a house that has steps and I can’t get to the doors. Before I got my iLevel motorized wheelchair, I used to get so upset and sad that I was not noticed and my mom would take my bag to the door for me. And you know they were looking at my mom like she was too big to be asking for candy. She would have to explain the situation at each of those houses with steps. Once I started riding my motorized wheelchair, I just simply elevate my wheelchair to 12 inches at iLevel mode the homeowners can see me. I loudly say trick-or-treat at the bottom of the steps. they recognize me immediately and my sister gets the candy for me. iLevel not only helps people see me, but they can also hear me better.

when it comes to children in wheelchairs on Halloween, there are some really cool ideas now that include dressing up the wheelchair as well as the person in so many creative ways. I’ve seen wheelchairs transformed into cars, robots, horses, a mini ice cream truck, the list goes on. I haven’t transformed my wheelchair into anything for Halloween yet. I have changed my ideas of what I wanted my chair to represent a few times. My dad is so handy and can build just about anything, so he’s waiting for me to tell him exactly what I want my chair to be. He’ll make sure the measurements are not too wide for riding down the sidewalks. 

About Morgan Steward: Morgan is an honorary police officer for the Covington Georgia Police Department. He lives with his mother, father and two siblings. He is an active member in his community and enjoys helping others. Click here to learn more about Morgan.