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14-year-old with muscular dystrophy creates costumes for other kids in wheelchairs

Riley's Rides
Posted at 5:29 PM, Feb 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-17 11:04:18-05

FORT LUPTON, Colo. (KMGH) — Riley Wise has the coolest ride in town, and now he wants to make sure other kids have one too.

This past Halloween, Riley and his father designed a Little Red Wagon costume that perfectly fit his wheelchair. He loved it so much that last week, his family launched a GoFundMe for "Riley's Rides" to raise money to make costumes for other kids in wheelchairs.

Riley was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy at age seven and started needing a wheelchair at age 10. Since then, he has become a master builder and fabricator. His passion for construction has led to many innovative feats at a young age.

This past year, he even won "Best Under 21" at the 2021 Sunflower National Auto Show in tractor pulling.

The GoFundMe was started by their friend, Maria Riehl. You can find it here.

This story was originally reported by Danny New on thedenverchannel.com.