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]
Electron Boy's Facebook Fan Page
Thanks to Jake and Paul, who, okay one of you is gonna have to hold me.
14-year old Seattle cancer patient turned Make-A-Wish-Foundation superhero Erik Martin sadly succumbed to his disease (HEY -- FUCK YOU CANCER, SERIOUSLY) Friday, and yes, I'm writing this by touch because I can't see the screen. Rest in peace, Erik, you will be missed.
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