Five-year-old Ghostbuster beats Marshmallow Man, gets key to City
London’s five years of life have not been easy. He was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect just 15 hours after he was born, and he has endured four open heart surgeries. But on Monday morning he showed just how strong he is when he shouldered his proton pack and wielded his particle thrower to rid the Old Sacramento Waterfront of ghosts. The finale came when he vanquished The Marshmallow Man near the old schoolhouse.
“We captured a lot,” London said when asked how many ghosts he had encountered.
Mayor Darrell Steinberg presented London with the official “Key to the City” after he had finished his adventure, which was arranged by Make-A-Wish Northeastern California and Northern Nevada. Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn and new Fire Chief Gary Loesch also participated in making London’s day memorable. The spectacle drew throngs of reporters, including a national crew from ABC.
“I know this is for you, but you’re making a lot of Sacramentans very happy today because you’re so strong and you’re so gutsy, and you have such a beautiful smile,” Mayor Steinberg told London.
London has been doing better recently and currently visits his cardiologist once every three months.