Father Builds Wheelchair-Friendly Snow Fort So All Of His Kids Can Enjoy It Together
A devoted father has found himself becoming a viral sensation after he built a wheelchair-accessible snow fort so that all of his children could play together.
Gregory Eichhorn and his wife are the parents of nine adopted children, all of whom have special needs. When the family’s home in Cincinnati, Ohio was hit with a massive snowstorm last week, Gregory decided to do something fun to give his kids the chance to enjoy the snow.
Gregory built a massive igloo in his backyard that included a small nook at the base of the tower so that his two kids that are confined to wheelchairs could join in on the fun. A friend of Gregory’s posted photos of the fort on social media, and they quickly stole the hearts of internet users everywhere.
Gregory and his wife were surprised by how much attention the snow fort received. The father spoke out to tell people that he and his wife strive to shower their nine kids with all of the love and attention that they need.
“It didn’t feel like a big deal — all of our kids, since they came from different places, we love adoption and kids with special needs, that kind of stuff,” he said.
Gregory is hoping that his story will inspire others to consider adopting kids who have special needs.
“Our family is getting kind of full, and it would be great if people stepped up, took on the same roles, and enjoyed the kind of joy that we do,” he said. “We get a lot of joy out of life.”