Young cancer patient gets coolest wheelchair in the galaxy

- You wouldn't know it by his sweet smile and calm demeanor, but 8-year-old Daniel is battling brain and spinal cancer.

In the last year, a tumor damaged Daniel's spinal cord and he lost his ability to walk.  Since he's bound to his chair, the folks at Magic Wheelchair wanted to give him the most stylish set of wheels around -- just in time for Halloween.

"We call it a cure for the day. And it feels like that for these guys. Their disabilities seem to disappear in other people's eyes," explained Ryan Weimer, the co-founder of Magic Wheelchair.

Volunteers pieced the one-of-a-kind costume together just for Daniel.

"Typically a costume would take about 200 hours to do," Weimer continued.

Now, you might mistake Daniel for Darth Vader as he cruises around in his TIE fighter.  But you certainly won't mistake that smile.

"There were definite tears! And being able to see the look on his face when they took the cover off, and he saw it, was amazing," exclaimed Jessica Thomas, Daniel's mom. "The things they do out of the goodness of their hearts is so amazing."

"Thank you!" Daniel added.

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