Get ready to wheel with your favourite Disney characters
By Louise Kinross
Disney has partnered with Irish-based Izzy Wheels to bring their iconic characters to wheelchair covers.
Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Simba, Olaf, Lilo and Stich, Spider-Man and the toys from Toy Story are just some of the characters available to style your wheelchair.
Izzy Wheels was created by Irish sisters Ailbhe and Isabel (Izzy) Keane. Izzy has spina bifida and grew up wishing she could customize her wheelchair to reflect her personality. What started as a design school project for Ailbhe has turned into a sister-run business that works with artists and designers to make wheelchairs into fashion statements. BLOOM interviewed them in 2017.
Disney has granted Izzy Wheels use of its extensive catalogue of character artwork from Disney, Pixar and Marvel. “I want people to feel that their wheelchair is an extension of their personal style and a form of self-expression, which is why Disney is a fantastic partner," Ailbhe Keane says.
Ten per cent of all proceeds from the Disney-themed covers will be donated to Whizz Kidz, a British charity that provides children with mobility devices.
Check out the new Disney wheelchair covers and a huge collection of wheelchair art for people of all ages at Izzy Wheels.