FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Many people are calling a Fort Collins man “Dad of the Year” for his very unique costume ideas. His son, 6-year-old Jake Schell has cerebral palsy and the epilepsy. When he was younger, his parents could carry him from door to door.
Now in his wheelchair, they are getting creative with elaborate costume constructions of pirate ships, tanks, and a fire engine. Jake’s dad says it all started with a bunch of cardboard, spray paint and duct tape. Now Jake’s costumes could easily win contests.
Jake’s Mother, Misty Gregory, says, “For once instead of Jake looking out going ‘Oh I wish I could be out wandering around like these kids’ they’re kind of like, ‘man I wish I could be in that wheelchair.’”
Jake’s stepdad says he got inspiration for the costumes online, but they’re mostly his creations. He says it’s a great way to get the family together to work on a project.