Island father creates Ghostbusters car so son can trick-or-treat

Island father creates Ghostbusters car so son can trick-or-treat
WatchIsland father creates Ghostbusters car for son
8-year-old Jackson Poole in his custom built Ecto-1

Chad Poole has done it again.

The Sidney father, known for creating elaborate Halloween costumes for his son Jackson, has revealed his latest creation.

His eight-year-old son Jackson, who has a rare medical condition, will be spending Halloween in his very own Ghostbusters car known as Ecto-1.

“He loves it, as you turn the Ghostbusters song on and he knows what we’re going to do,” Chad says.

Jackson is non-verbal and can’t walk so every Halloween his dad builds him creative costumes on wheels.

In 2017, Chad built his son a BC Ambulance as a way of honouring the paramedics who the family says have saved Jackson’s life countless times.

Some of Chad’s other creations include the Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo, and the house from the film “Up” complete with balloons.

This year’s Ecto-1 has blue and red lights, along with a handle so Jackson’s parents can pull him on Halloween. Jackson even has his own Ghostbusters costume to wear inside the car.

“As much as I’ve said this is going to be the last year, I have family that is begging me to do one more, they love to see the creativity year after year and I have just as much fun putting them together as he does going out,” says Chad.

The family says Jackson can’t wait to hit the streets.

“It’s really the one time of year where people don’t seem him as a child with mobility issues in a wheelchair, and just see him as a kid in a cool costume, and they gravitate to him,” his father says.

Chad says watching his son take part in Halloween makes it all worth it.

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