Children bring colorful creations to local assisted living cente - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Children bring colorful creations to local assisted living center

SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) -

A child's simple idea to jazz up his grandmother's wheelchair led to a whole lot of fun at an assisted living complex in Sulphur on Thursday.

It wasn't just wheelchairs, but walkers, too, at the Stonebridge Assisted Living Center.

The kids helped the residents deck out their wheelchairs, walkers and even themselves for a race around the common room.

From local sports teams to saluting the USA, there were plenty of great ideas put forth.

"We're having a wheelchair decorating contest, we're just going to decorate a bunch of wheelchairs and walkers, too. One of my third graders was visiting his grandmother. He told her that her wheelchair was a little dull. So, they got kind of got a good giggle out of that. And that's where the idea came from," said Brandy Nichols.

"I wanted my grandmother and basically all of you to feel good 'cause who wants to roll around in just a gray wheelchair? You want something colorful, don't you? ," said Quaid Nichols, a homeschool student.

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