My Heartstrings, You're Tugging Them: Make A Wish Foundation Turns Boy Into Superhero

May 4, 2010

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13-year-old Erik Martin is living with liver cancer. And last week the local chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation made his dreams come true by turning him into a superhero for a day. YES I'M CRYING.

Thursday was shaping up to be just another school day for 13-year-old Erik Martin, but then something extraordinary happened: Spider-Man called.


Spider-Man happens to be one of the few people who knows that Erik, too, has a secret identity -- he's Electron Boy, a superhero who fights the powers of evil with light.

There's a great article over at the Seattle Times explaining all the feats Electron Boy accomplished throughout the day and everyone who was involved. It was really heartwarming and I encourage you all to read it provided you're cool crying at work (take a laptop into a bathroom stall if you're really worried about it). But seriously: great job Electron Boy, we're rooting for you.

Local boy with cancer turns into a superhero for a day [seattletimes]
and
Electron Boy's Facebook Fan Page

Thanks to Jake and Paul, who, okay one of you is gonna have to hold me.

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