Students helped their classmate feel like a superhero. Just imagine, when you were a kid, how sad you felt if you ever were sick on Halloween. Having a costume ready, all set to go to school to show off the costume to your friends and go trick-or-treating, and then the unthinkable. You’re sick and can’t go to school for the fun fall festivities. For most students, they would be heartbroken. Returning to school when you were no longer sick would be a routine school day. Yet, at Northern Trails 5/6 School, when one of their superhero students, Cam Weatherford, couldn’t attend the school’s fall festivities, the students decided to make his return day a themed superhero day at school! That way, he could show off his awesome Captain America costume and still feel part of the superhero pack at Northern Trails. In addition to Cam, classmates and staff wore superhero costumes and t-shirts, and decorated the school hallway with an elaborate balloon archway fit for a superhero!
Cam and his parents also play a major role with Mary Free Bed’s Halloween Heroes wheelchair parade. The parade was held the Saturday prior to Halloween, and according to Mary Free Bed’s website, Halloween Heroes wheelchair parade is the brainchild of Jane and Chris Weatherford, whose son, Cam has cerebral palsy. Each year, they incorporate his wheelchair into a Halloween costume. When they saw the joy it brought, they wanted other children and their parents to experience that too.