Childhood memories of the favorite ghost hunting group, Ghostbusters come to mind the instant you lay eyes on this awesome kid and car dedicated to the blockbuster film.
This homemade creation was produced by Ryan Miller, a father who turned his son’s wheelchair into a version of the original theme vehicle, Ecto-1, to complete his child’s halloween custom.
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The California 8-year-old’s makeshift vehicle with matching gear, has all the bells and whistles, including a working siren and is propelled by Jeremy’s wheelchair, Today.com reported.
The inspiration for this outstanding outfit comes from the child’s sickly past.
As a miracle baby, Jeremy was born with the rare condition of spina bifida, which occurs when a baby’s spine doesn’t form normally, kidshealth.org explained.
Once he was a toddler, Jeremy had hip surgery and needed to wear a “hip spica” cast, which is a frame of plaster, put on after the surgery, that covers both legs from the ankles up, The University of Iowa’s Children’s hospital said.
In most cases, like Jeremy’s, it causes limited to no mobility. Because of that, Mr. Miller has worked hard every Halloween to make sure his son is able to fit in and have a good time. For Jeremy this equals positive attention for himself and the wheelchair.
In previous years, including his time in the walker before the wheelchair, his dad even made Jeremy’s four posted walking frame into a “Bat Mobile”.
As a child with challenges, Jeremy’s had more than his fair share of situations that make him feel different.
“When he’s out at school and things like that, he has his friends, but sometimes they run and they just leave him behind.”
“Part of the reason we do this is because people come to him, so he’s the center of attention, and he loves it,” the father said.
God made us all different on purpose, and Jeremy’s pic Halloween costumes are a great role model for embracing that fact.