When Whitaker opened his front door to walk to pre-school in Alexandria on Wednesday, he was met by the site of a yellow-lined street. There are all kinds of yellow vehicles, from firetrucks to a Maserati. There are even some construction equipment supplies there.
Whitaker was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, a type of cancer that develops from nerve cells, when he was 13 months old, his mother Erin said.
"He has undergone numerous surgeries, multiple rounds of chemo, 2 bone marpl transplants, radiation, and antibody therapy," he said in his Facebook post.
"She has been stable, and has been for almost a year now. And we're ready to celebrate her!"
As his four birthdays approached, he set out to give her an extra special surprise. He first posted a request on Facebook in August.
" So & # 39; We didn't have this idea that maybe, on the morning of her birthday when we left to walk her to preschool, we could line our street with yellow cars! "
People from all over helped make the 4-year-old's birthday he will always remember.
Whitaker's story even reached Jeremy Levy, the actor who starred in Bumblebee in Transformers: Cyberverse. Levy told CNN that he spoke to Whitaker and made him a personal message from Bumblebee. A gift came from Tesla, who donated a small yellow car that was customized for her, WJLA reported.