Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Electron Boy saves the day

You need a feel-good story for the day? Here is 13-year old Erik Martin. He has always wanted to be a superhero, however he's living with Liver Cancer. The Make-A-Wish Foundation did one of the coolest things I've ever heard about to make Martin's wish come true.

Erik, who is living with liver cancer, has always wanted to be a superhero. On Thursday, the regional chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted him that wish with an elaborate event that involved hundreds of volunteers in Bellevue and Seattle.

The local chapter, which serves four states, grants more than 300 wishes every year to children with life-threatening medical conditions, but only a few of them involve so many participants.

Pulling off a wish like this one required a big story, and a lot of heart. And so, with a note of panic in his voice, Spider-Man explained the dilemma: "Dr. Dark" and "Blackout Boy" had imprisoned the Seattle Sounders in a locker room at Qwest Field. Only Electron Boy could free them.

What followed was an epic comic book-like story that had Martin saving the day. Click on the link to get the full story. It's pretty amazing.

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