Neighbor transforms boy's wheelchair into a Star Wars Halloween costume

Mike Fernandez is one incredible neighbor.

PARKER, COLO. - Cole Geraghty literally can't wait to show off his costume on Halloween.

He's already zooming around his neighborhood in Parker, Colorado, dressed as a TIE fighter - or a ship belonging to the Imperial fleet (the bad guys) in Star Wars. 

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Cole has spinal muscular atrophy. The disease affects his nervous system and requires him to use a wheelchair. Family friend and neighbor Mike Fernandez, more commonly known on the block as Mr. Mike, decided to make this Halloween special for him.

Mr. Mike spent eight weeks building a contraption that completely wraps around Cole's motorized wheelchair and transforms it into what looks like a real prop from the movies.

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Cole knew Mr. Mike was working on something, but he didn't know what it was until the big reveal.

Cole's mom bought a Star Warms costume for Cole to complete the look.

The Geraghty family says they hope to pass this design along to another kid with SMA next year. 

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