A 9-year-old boy with cerebral palsy becomes a star every Halloween with his costumes, which have included Mini-Me, a Blackhawks goalie, and a Lincoln Memorial snowglobe. This year, he’s going as Beetlejuice.
Anthony Alfano’s parents say Halloween is more than a holiday, it’s an escape, WLS reports.
“He’s always seen as Anthony the boy that can’t do nothing… I just want to make him not be seen that way. Halloween costume is like the best disguise,” said his dad, Tony Alfano.
His Beetlejuice costume is built around his wheelchair, which includes a couch and other characters to portray the waiting room scene in the movie.
Anthony’s parents say not only are his yearly costumes a way for Anthony to enjoy Halloween, but it brings smiles to the people who see him coming down the street.
“He has like a stigma for having special needs. So this is a way that they look at him and they see this like bright, happy kid and it makes them feel good; in return puts a smile on his face when he gets all the attention,” added Anthony’s mom, Deanna.