Meet 13-year-old Erick Martin, a/k/a Electron Boy, who lives with liver cancer by day, but fights the powers of darkness with light by night. Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and to hundreds of Seattle-area volunteers, Martin fulfilled his wish of being a superhero.
On Thursday morning Electron Boy awoke to a call from Spider Man letting him know that the Dr. Dark and Blackout Boy had the Seattle Sounders imprisoned. A chauffeur in a bad-ass sports car drove him to the scene, escorted by more than 20 police on motorcycles…but that was just the beginning of Dr. Dark’s evil plot.
In essence, this was an elaborate LARP for the benefit of one sick boy, who said of the event, “This is the best day of my life.”
Read more at The Seattle Times.