It was an extra special birthday for eight-year-old Chase Peterson today.
Over 100 vehicles from the community drove past to say happy birthday, including members from the Comox Valley RCMP, the Comox Fire Department and B.C ambulance crews.
He also got a special flyby from 19 Wing’s 442 Squadron.
Chase’s dad Scott Peterson says his son was diagnosed with leukemia back in February and only gets a few days off during treatment, so to have something like this come together is huge.
“This is the longest he’s been home for this entire two-and-a-half-month stretch. He gets about 10-11 days home here and his last one was about five days.”
“To have this happen and to have it happen on his birthday, which also falls on National Superhero Day was absolutely crazy. Just the coincidences that had to line up to make this day happen on his birthday being at home,” Scott said.
The parade lasted nearly 15 minutes, and Scott says it’s a birthday present Chase won’t forget anytime soon.
“It’s amazing and it’s overwhelming at the same time. This is something that he will always remember for the rest of his life, even if he’s not sitting there full of smiles right there at the time everybody’s going by, all the noise and everything like that, it is a fantastic spectacle to see and its something he will remember for forever and cherish.”
-Video Provided by Dean Stoltz, CHEK News