High School Students Make Awesome 'Hulk' Costume for 4-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy
Little Zephan Cantu, who uses a wheelchair, is a huge fan of the "Hulk" superhero.
Little Zephan Cantu, a 4-year-old with cerebral palsy who adores all things related to "The Incredible Hulk," now has the wheels of a superhero.
For six weeks, students at Indiana's Penn High School have labored with love to build a custom Hulk smash machine for the child. The project is part of the wheelchair program of their sculpture and robotics class.
Their creation has movable arms, sound effects and flashing lights.
Halloween has not been a favored holiday of the boy. "Last year it was just stares and pointing and things like that," his mother, LeeAnn Cantu, told CBS News.
It broke her heart to see her son excluded from a holiday devoted primarily to children.
But this year, Zehan will be tricked out with a costume that fits over his wheelchair and makes it look like the Hulk is driving him around in a Jeep.
His mother was reduced to tears when the students unveiled their four-wheeled masterpiece.
"I think somebody seeing him in something like this, a big costume that's really noticeable, they're gonna wanna say something to him," his mom said.
For student Isabella Costa, helping to build Zephan's dream costume hit close to home. Her sister has cerebral palsy too.
"It's a very good opportunity that I wish my sister also had. So it's just nice to see other families get this gift," Costa said.
The Cantus are most appreciative. "It's going to be a lot different from the past," his mother said of next week's trick-or-treat extravaganza.
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