The Make-A-Wish Foundation asked seriously-ill child Erik Martin what he'd like for his wish. Erik said that he'd like to be a superhero. So the Foundation and the city of Seattle made him into a superhero called "Electron Boy". Staged adventures with costumed villains allowed Erik to live out his dream. Now his alter ego's life has been turned into a comic book by Capstone Comics. Author Rob Bass wrote:
What really got me about the whole story was what it proved, right out there where anybody could see it, pure objective truth, that our imaginations are pure and boundless and can take us anywhere that we let them, no matter how much these bodies might fail us, that even if you're born without a right atrium and ventricle in your heart and no spleen and all your organs on the wrong side of your body and are extremely sensitive to the touch and you beat cancer once when you're eleven and then it comes back again when you're thirteen, you can overcome all of that, because you still have the power to do anything, become just who you've always dreamed of being.
Proceeds from the comic go to benefit Erik's family.
Link | Image: Capstone Comics
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