Stephanie Kaloi’s young son recently underwent knee surgery and was sent home with a walker and knee immobilizers. Unfortunately he hates using them because of the pain associated with first being made to use them while he was still in hospital. But something amazing happened. Following an Instagram conversation with fellow Star Wars fans, Stephanie’s friend, comic artist and illustrator Ben Dewey, transformed the little medical walker into an awesome AT-AT Walker.
“To say this is above and beyond any expectations we had is an understatement: this thing is incredible. Dude loves being able to call Darth Vader (his favorite character) for instructions, and has mastered the sound of a laser being fired. More importantly, the goal was accomplished: our son happily walked all around our living room firing lasers at us for nearly an hour without once being scared that the walker would cause him pain. He’ll need the walker for another three weeks, and having him happy to use it is a huge leap forward for his recovery.”
Just posted this awesome guy at my shop! I honestly don’t expect to sell him because he’s priced pretty high, but that’s what I think he’s worth. I don’t mind him hanging around with me for a while anyway, he’s so cute!