Dad Builds Wheelchair-Accessible Igloo For His Kids

A dad in Cincinnati is making sure his kids don’t miss out on any winter fun just because they’re in a wheelchair. Gregg Eichhorn and his wife Katie have nine adopted kids with medical and special needs and he recently built them a wheelchair-accessible igloo so they can all play in the snow together.

Eichhorn’s 19-year-old daughter, Zahara, rolled right into the family’s supersized snow fort in her wheelchair and she loved it. "Her face lit up – she gets super excited," he says. "I think she felt like a movie star."

This creative dad says “Our family is composed of 11 people. Myself, my wife Katie who is the best person I’ve ever met in my entire life, and nine children. Eight out of the nine of my children have medical and/or special needs.

“We are not angels sent from Heaven or the best people you will ever meet. We are average Americans who love our family dearly and believe that every child deserves a loving home, especially children with medical and special needs.

“I’m glad people have enjoyed a little bit of strange creativity. I also enjoyed building it [the fort] because I’m a big kid at heart.”

 

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