No matter your age, chances are at some point in your life, you had dreams of being a real-life Ghostbuster. But how many of us can say they’ve actually done it? Late last year, one California boy who has fought much scarier things than spooky ghosts, answered the call in an amazing way.
Born with a congenital heart defect, London Green has already endured four open-heart surgeries, spending 121 days in the hospital just last year alone. Though the 5-year-old has faced many personal struggles in his short life, his dream of protecting his city from ghouls and ghosts never wavered. So with help from the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the city of Sacramento, London’s longtime wish finally came true. Just days before Halloween, dozens of volunteers, firefighters, police officers and city officials came together to give young London a day he and his family will never forget.
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After being fitted with his very own Ghostbusters uniform, goggles, proton pack, and trap, London set out to find any ghosts that may be lurking around Sacramento on Monday. Luckily for local citizens who may have thought such a thing was farfetched, London had picked the perfect day. In locations around the city, apparitions had been spotted and citizens desperately needed help, so the totally tough toddler hit the streets in a custom Ecto-1 Scion to capture every single one.
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In case saving local citizens wasn’t enough motivation, OG (Original Ghostbuster), Ernie Hudson, who played Winston in the first film, recorded a personal message encouraging the brave little boy to get out there and help nab those nasty ghosts.
The newly minted hero finished off the day by receiving the key to the city. While he showed nothing but bravery during the day, upon finishing his final battle against the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man, he had one truth to confess. “I didn’t really want to zap him, I wanted to eat him.”
We all did, buddy. We all did.
Cheers to London, The City of Sacramento and of course, Make-A-Wish foundations across the country who help make once unimaginable dreams come true for so many kids each and every year. To support their efforts, you can donate here.