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Cheap_Trick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-10 02:05 PM
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With all the crap going on, here's a story that made my day...
LOCAL BOY WITH CANCER TURNS INTO SUPERHERO FOR A DAY.

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.

And Spider-Man needed Erik's help.

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.






For the rest of the story:
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2011740...

It's incredible how many people were involved in making this hero's wish come true.
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pintobean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-10 02:07 PM
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1. Very cool
Thank you
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-10 03:11 PM
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2. by the time i finished reading
tears falling down my face. people can really be good.
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-10 03:27 PM
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6. I'm glad no one is here to see me right now. Some big man I am. Great story. n/t
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mikita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-10 03:17 PM
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3. sweet.... thanks. n/t
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-10 03:18 PM
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4. Photo of the imperiled Spider-Man.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-10 03:21 PM
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5. This is a terrific story.
Thanks for sharing it.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-10 03:29 PM
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7. I LUUUVE the make a wish foundation
accidentally, mind you, we ended up working with them.

A kid wanted to be a paramedic, but for OSHA issues you could not get a 12 year old in the back of an ambulance in the US.

We did it...

Hell, I even gave that kid one of my patches.

He died three months later, but his parents were eternally grateful with us.
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-10 03:32 PM
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8. Terrific!
How fun it must have been!
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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-10 03:42 PM
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9. that's so awesome.
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Old Troop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-10 06:11 PM
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10. This made my day so much better
people really are good.
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-04-10 11:43 AM
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11. absolutely the coolest story I've read in a long time . . .
long live Electron Boy! . . . :yourock:
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