11-year-old girl bound to wheelchair gets 'magical' surprise

Who doesn't need a little magic in life? An 11-year-old Garden Grove girl bound to a wheelchair got that on Wednesday in the shape of a three-headed winged beast.

Fifth-grader Kathleen Ho sat in her classroom at Park View Elementary School in Garden Grove as she typically does, but in another classroom, two volunteers from the non-profit group Magic Wheelchair assembled a costume designed and built to Kathleen's specification.

It took about 100 hours to build this magical wheelchair and $1,700 in materials. It's thanks to Katleen's special ed teacher. She nominated Kathleen, who has an orthopedic impairment but does not let that stop her.

When it was time for the big reveal, Kathleen's parents and nurses walked with her to see her new tricked-out wheelchair.

Magic Wheelchair has a wait list of 400 children just like Kathleen hoping for a wheelchair costume. For more information and to donate, visit https://www.magicwheelchair.org.