Ohio Dad Builds Handicap Accessible Snowfort


CINCINNATI (CNN) – An Ohio father has created a snow fort that is handicap accessible for his children.

It was a cold, grey, January day, but that won’t stop three of Greg Eichhorn’s kids from getting outside and playing.

Like everything around their home, the snow fort was made so everyone can be included.

Everyday life is busy for the Eichhorns, a household made up of nine kids. All nine are adopted and each has special needs.

Over the weekend, Eichhorn, his sister, and the kids built and igloo. Then, more snow fell.

“We built a bigger igloo. One that had a handicap-accessible hole so Elijah and Zahara could experience it because I did when I was a kid,” said Eichhorn.

Eichhorn’s friend shared the picture online, originally wanting to show people how big this thing was, but soon, this icy tower melted people’s hearts..

Reddit users praised the Eichhorn’s for their work to include people living with disabilities.

One person calling greg  an “A+ dad ” another, saying they wish they had a “dad like that” when they were a kid.

A big deal for a lot of people, but Eichhorn says they were just having fun.

“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,” said Eichhorn.

Eichhorn says their home is a fallback for many kids with special needs. 

Eichhorn hopes someone considering adoption sees their story, opens their heart and gets to experience what they have.

“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. Because yeah, we get a lot of joy out of life,” said Eichhorn.

Eichhorn says he’s heard from people who have offered to donate money to help his family.  However, he replied to then saying he’s rather they give those funds to adoption agencies.

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