How a 5-year-old kid got his wish and busted some ghosts in Sacramento

A 5-year-old boy with a congenital heart defect “saved” Sacramento from being overtaken by ghosts on Monday.

London Green’s wish came true through Make-A-Wish of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada.

Green, a Modesto kid, has survived multiple open heart surgeries due to his heart defect, which was diagnosed 15 hours after he was born, according to Make-A-Wish. His love of “Ghostbusters” – the original 1984 movie starred Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd – helped him get through the complications, according to KCRA.

“Last year was pretty rough,” his father, Stuart, told the Sacramento news station. “My wife and my son spent 121 days in the hospital last year, and then Jan. 1 they got out of the hospital. So this year has just been amazing. It’s just amazing seeing people to come together and do something for someone that they don’t even know.”

Dressed in a full ghostbusting uniform and riding around in the “Ghostbusters” mobile, London battled a ghost at the California Railroad Museum and more ghouls at other Sacramento spots. On the streets of Old Sac, he vanquished the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

Jennifer Stolo, president of the Make-A-Wish for Northeastern and Central California and Northern Nevada, told CBS Sacramento that she was inspired by what she saw happening in Sacramento.

“To see the community come out for one child who’s battling a heart condition it makes your heart so happy,” said Stolo told the news station.

Sacramento Fire Department helped make London’s wish come true, and posted video of the big day.

“Today’s Make-A-Wish Foundation ... event was wonderful and we are very grateful to have been a part of London’s wish,” the department posted on Facebook.