Students turn child's wheelchair into chopper for Halloween

Students turn child's wheelchair into chopper for Halloween

LEACHVILLE, AR (KAIT) - Halloween is all about becoming something in your wildest dreams, and a group of students at a Region 8 school made it their mission to make one little boy's dream come true.

Landon Rauls is a 5th grader at Buffalo Island Central East Elementary. He is used to a good set of wheels on a daily basis, but they are not quite his dream ride.

"I was a big fan of his when I was little," Rauls said.

Landon needed a chopper wheel to fulfill his dream of becoming Ghost Rider for Halloween.

"We knew we could do it," said EAST student Christian Ivy.

Ivy along with a few other 11th and 12th grade EAST students from BIC built Landon his very own motorcycle.

They used PVC pipe and decked it out with skulls to make the addition to Rauls' wheelchair the real deal.

Rauls could hardly contain his excitement once his make-up was finished along with his new wheels.

More importantly, he was ready for his favorite part of Halloween.

"Getting candy," Rauls said.

He not only got a new bike but also gained some new friends.

"I like it the way you made it for me, and it was nice meeting y'all," Rauls said.

The guys who built the costume for Rauls said it meant a lot to them to be able to help.

"Amazing. Getting to see his smile was the best part," said Hunter Drury, EAST student.

As for the school, Nicole Stewart, principal of BIC East Elementary, could not be more proud.

"They love to touch lives of children," Stewart said. "We are all about making a difference and touching a child's heart."

Making a difference is exactly what they did for Rauls. He said his new bike was going to help him make history.

While making history, he wants his new friends to know how much he appreciates them.

"If there is anything they need from me, I'll be there," Rauls said.

Rauls took his new wheels for a spin Friday at the annual Leachville trick-or-treating event.

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