When Whitaker opened his front door on Wednesday to go to preschool in Alexandria, he was received in the grounds of a street with hundreds of yellow vehicles. There were all sorts of yellow vehicles, from the fire engine to the Maserati. There were even some construction vehicles there.
Whitaker was diagnosed with a stage 4 neuroblastoma, a cancer that develops from nerve cells when he was 13 months old, said his mother, Erin.
"He had multiple surgeries, many rounds of chemo, 2 bone marrow transplants, radiation and antibody therapy," she said in her Facebook post. 19659005] "He's stable and has been around for a year and we're ready to celebrate him!"
Shortly before his fourth birthday, she set about giving him a special surprise. She posted an appeal on Facebook for the first time in August.
" So we had that maybe on the morning of his birthday, if we could take him to preschool, fill our street with yellow cars!
People from all over the world helped bring about the four-year-old of a year-old whom he will always remember.