Star Wars Fan Receives Custom X-Wing Fighter For Wheelchair

Emily Mudge

ATLANTA (CNN) — One Star Wars superfan received an awesome surprise at his school Friday.

A security guard at Desert Canyon Middle School built a model X-wing fighter, the starfighter of choice for the Rebel Alliance, that can be attached to Jonathan Ferrell’s wheelchair.

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Jonathan fell in love Star Wars five years ago and was happy to be able to dress up as an X-wing pilot for Halloween.

Members of the Dune Sea Garrison, a Star Wars costuming club, also showed up to Jonathan’s school to give him an X-wing fighter pilot costume and take pictures with the kids.

“When we get to go do a personal thing for a personal kid and see him kind of light up, there’s just nothing else like that,” said Jennifer LaFortune, executive officer of the Dune Sea Garrison.

The Dune Sea Garrison is a division of the international Star Wars costuming group called the 501st Legion. The group often works to raise money for charity and visits children.

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