Electron Boy saves Seattle

From the Seattle Times:

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.

What’s really awesome about this story is how many people came together just to give one kid the experience of a lifetime. Should you need your faith in humanity restored, please read the full story here, then make sure you check out the picture gallery here.

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One Response to “Electron Boy saves Seattle”

  1. best thing is, he got to ride in a delorean too.

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