Kid with brain cancer holds Halloween costume drive

A young kid with brain cancer decided to hold a Halloween costume drive for other sick kids in the hospital.

October 4, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A 6-year-old San Bruno boy who is battling brain cancer is collecting Halloween costumes for his friends in the hospital.

When Nico Castro heard he would be able to go trick-or-treating because of a break in his treatment he was delighted, but he felt badly for the kids who were too sick to join him so Nico and his family started a costume drive.

Nico explained what gave him the idea. It was "because the people in the hospital can't go trick-or-treating." And when he was asked if it was because he thought the kids should have costumes too, Nico said, "yeah."

To get into the Halloween spirit Nico dressed up as a Star Wars stormtrooper Thursday night for the costume drive and there were treats for people who came to donate.

Nico's family is still accepting costumes at their automotive business in San Bruno. If you would like to help, you can drop the costumes off at Nico's father's automotive business.


    C&C Automotive Refinishing
    860 San Mateo Ave.
    San Bruno, 94066