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Fourthman
05-04-2010, 09:55 AM
Originally posted yesterday by RyanF:
http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=191805


http://io9.com/5529877/childs-final-superheroic-wish-is-the-greatest-thing-youll-read-today

The Make-A-Wish Foundation made 13-year-old Erik Martin's superhero dream a reality with a giant city-wide role playing scenario that incorporated all of Seattle. With the help of the Seattle Sounders, Spider-Man and a DeLorean, Electron Boy saved the day.

Martin, who is living with liver cancer, always wanted to be a superhero, and the people of Seattle, along with the Make-A-Wish foundation were more than happy to make that fantasy a reality for one perfect day.

On April 30th, Martin woke up to a desperate phone call from Spider-Man, the only other super that knows his superhero identity as Electron Boy. The Seattle Sounders had been taken hostage by Dr. Dark and Blackout Boy, and they needed his help! Electron Boy suited up and rode out to Qwest Field via DeLorean on a shut down road with a police motorcycle escort. And that's just the start of his day.

After Electron Boy freed the Sounders, much to the joy of his awaiting fans, Dr. Dark and Blackout Boy struck again! This time, they threatened to plummet all of Seattle into darkness. So it was back on the road again for Electron Boy. After saving a few civilian hostages, along with finishing up a few other heroic deeds, his wild chase landed Electron Boy at the Space Needle. After a big show down, Electron Boy bested the evil doers, and the police carted them away. And the crowd went wild. We urge you to read the entire story at the Seattle Times, because there really was no limit to this town's outpouring of love, support, and role playing creativity.

This is by far the most amazing thing we've read all day. We wish Electron Boy all the best in all his future heroic endeavors. He's definitely our new hero, along with the good people of Seattle.

mike black
05-04-2010, 10:02 AM
I have friends who costume and go to hospitals and and charity events that would get a huge kick out of this.

Ryudo
05-04-2010, 10:03 AM
I support this thread (and the other one, too!).

What a great story.

Brother Power the Gong
05-04-2010, 10:07 AM
These two threads are the best threads here this week.

RebootedCorpse
05-04-2010, 10:07 AM
Jesus. That is sweet beyond reason.

Fourthman
05-04-2010, 10:09 AM
Just to be clear, I searched first, found the other thread and didn't think its title (Electron Boy!) was going to get the story the attention it deserves. Mods, chastise me if you must. Better yet, combine the threads AND chastise me.

PLEASE chastise me. Please?

Alexander Hamilton
05-04-2010, 10:10 AM
Make-a-Wish is an amazing orginization. When my little brother was ten, he was a huge fan of MC Hammer. He had spinal surgery and was in a full body cast for almost an entire year. When they removed the cast his body couldn't handle the transition and went into shock. This with complications from the complex procedure left him very close to death. After a few months of some serious healing, Make-a-Wish found out about Collin's love for MC Hammer and got him tickets to the show in Dayton. He was overjoyed. What he didn't know is that after the show he would get to go backstage and hangout with Hammer and Boys-to-Men. It was really amazing. He danced and smiled the entire night. It really was incredible.

If any of you have extra money feel the need to make a charitable donation, I can't sing more praises for Make-A-Wish.

Treacle
05-04-2010, 10:24 AM
Oh my goodness...this makes me want to cry.

Seattle is an amazing city. :)

thatguyfromsyracuse
05-04-2010, 10:24 AM
If you don't smile reading this story, and well up a little bit, you are some sort of robot.

Patch
05-04-2010, 10:32 AM
In the words of Electron Boy, "It was so cool!"
Absolutely.

Ryan F
05-04-2010, 10:47 AM
Just to be clear, I searched first, found the other thread and didn't think its title (Electron Boy!) was going to get the story the attention it deserves. Mods, chastise me if you must. Better yet, combine the threads AND chastise me.

PLEASE chastise me. Please?

A fair point. The transcendent awesomeness of Electron Boy is worth a title that will bring in more people.

Jef UK
05-04-2010, 10:48 AM
If you don't smile reading this story, and well up a little bit, you are some sort of robot.

A sexy robot with 8 speeds?

thatguyfromsyracuse
05-04-2010, 10:50 AM
A sexy robot with 8 speeds?

No! An unfeeling machine who hates little kids being happy. With 8 speeds.

Fourthman
05-04-2010, 10:58 AM
A fair point. The transcendent awesomeness of Electron Boy is worth a title that will bring in more people.

Thanks for being reasonable!

Rafiennes
05-04-2010, 11:01 AM
I showed this to my son last night and he thought it was the coolest thing that this kid got to be a superhero.

This morning, eating breakfast, he asked to see the video again.
It's just a wonderful story about people doing rightfor a change.

afroloq
05-04-2010, 11:05 AM
These both brought tears to my eyes...seriously....Thread of the Year contender!

Jacques Toochay
05-04-2010, 11:08 AM
Electron Boy drives a Fiero, not a DeLorean.

Worst wish fulfillment attempt ever.

thatguyfromsyracuse
05-04-2010, 11:11 AM
Electron Boy drives a Fiero, not a DeLorean.

Worst wish fulfillment attempt ever.

Well, he wasn't actually driving, so your argument fails.

dasNdanger
05-04-2010, 11:19 AM
If you don't smile reading this story, and well up a little bit, you are some sort of robot.

I cried. Does that count?



das