"Maple Heights -- Reminderville's Scott Wadsworth, who took part in last fall's Autism Speaks walk at Progressive Field in Cleveland, dressed as a "Jedi" character.
Like plenty of other youngsters, 13-year-old Nathan Norvell is fascinated with the Darth Vader character from the "Star Wars" movies.
Nathan, who is autistic, took part in the inaugural Autism Speaks 2-mile walk and was thrilled when some participants dressed as "Star Wars" characters.
Wadsworth remembered Nathan afterward. And at a recent Autism Speaks awards ceremony, Nathan's mother, Theresa Norvell, met up with Wadsworth.
"I casually mentioned to Scott how much Nathan wanted a Darth Vader light saber like the one Scott had, but I couldn't afford $100 for a toy," she said.
Wadsworth -- explaining that they are not toys but collector's items -- put on a fundraiser that raised money to get Nathan a sword, which he recently gift-wrapped and delivered to Nathan at his Maple Heights home.
Wadsworth, whose son, Donovan, is autistic, and Oakwood's Jay Obojski, delivered the 4-foot metal "Luke Skywalker" model sword in person."