Illustrator Ben Dewey helped create this unique Star Wars AT-AT walker for Stephanie Kaloi’s four-year-old son who recently underwent surgery on both of his legs. The fun design helped the child overcome his aversion to the walker, which he associated with pain from his first post-surgery use.
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.
images via Offbeat Familes