"It really hit me," member Kevin Pauley said. "I
mean, it kind of crushed me, really, and I thought 'We've got to do something
for this kid.' "
Pauley shared Cody's story in a national forum, GBfans.com, where
Chris Notaro watched it in Las Vegas,
"I kept watching the clip over and over again,"
Notaro said, and one of Cody's statements stuck with him.
"As long as it's an ok family, any family will
do," Cody said in that interview.
"There's no reason any 16 year old should have to make
that statement," Notaro said.
Notaro's first thought was to give Cody some of his
Ghostbuster gear, and realized that just wouldn't be enough.
"It could be a $10,000 proton pack, it could be a
$30,000 dollar car. It doesn't matter," Notaro said. "It's all
worldly possessions. I just want this kid to have a family. I want him to feel
what I've felt. So it just feels like, I haven't done enough yet."
Notaro created a Facebook page to share Cody's story and
Pauley's group in Charleston is
working on ways to get him involved in their events.
"We joke that even if we can't get him adopted, he now
has a crazy bunch of uncles who will dress up like a Ghostbuster with him and
go do stuff," Pauley said.
Their ultimate goal, though, is to help Cody find a family.
we can find him a family, it's just going to be a landing on the moon, home run,
first time in Yankee stadium, everybody clapping type of feeling," Notaro