Caleb McLelland was diagnosed with spina bifida before he was born and has to use a wheelchair.
When Caleb was 3 years old, his mother made him his first custom Halloween costume. Cassie said, "We thought, why not make his chair part of his costume? He has this set of wheels, let’s use that."
The next year, 4-year-old Caleb got to be Superman.
And at age 5, he rocked a Mario Kart costume.
Caleb's brother, Benjamin who is now 5 years old, went as Luigi.
When Caleb was a year and a half old, Cassie started a blog to keep family updated about Caleb's life and progress. Since then, she's started a second blog, just to document and share costume ideas with other parents.
Since October is Spina Bifida Awareness month, Cassie said she's thrilled the costumes are getting so much attention.
She communicates with other parents of children with spina bifida online. They're "a really tight community, mainly on Facebook."
When asked what the one thing she'd want people to know about the disability is, Cassie said, "I'd want people to know that Caleb is so much more than his diagnosis. All kids are."
"When I was pregnant, I was terrified. The picture painted for us was grim at best. It was awful. I wish I had known then how amazing he would be. If I had just had a glimpse, I wouldn’t have been so scared."
"I want people to know that your kid is still a joy. I’m a better person because he’s here. It’s been great, it’s been an honor to be his mom."
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