MELROSE PARK, Illinois --One couple has created a special Halloween costume for their special needs child in the Chicago area.
The Alfanos are getting ready for Halloween at a neat family home in Melrose Park, and even though it looks like it might be a scary story, it's not. Because this is a love story, the love of a mom and dad for their boy Anthony, who has cerebral palsy. Tony, Anthony's father, is in the garage putting finishing touches on this year's costume. Mom Deanna is applying makeup to the star of Halloween 2016..
"He's going to be the Lincoln Memorial snow globe," Deanna Alfano said.
Back in the garage, Tony Alfano is turning a crazy dream into a big thrill for special little boy.
"You got to make bubbles if you're in a snow globe," he said. "It's a lot of work. Every day is an adventure, and you just gotta take what's given."
A little powder to make the hair more statue like, the bubble machine is turned on and they are just about ready to take their dress rehearsal spin in their Abraham Lincoln Memorial snow globe souvenir.
For the Alfano family, this is nothing new. Anthony, 7, has been getting this since he was 1-year-old. And every year is a newer, bigger, crazier costume.
"Halloween is just a day when we can just stop looking at the actual wheelchair and look at the boy in the costume," Deanna Alfano said.
"He's not going to be our super star baseball player," Tony Alfano said. "He's just going to be the kid on Halloween that people are going to remember, and that's what I want to do."
On November 1, Tony starts working on next year's costume extravaganza. How does he top this?