I was sent this story this morning by two lovely people (funny enough, our two amazing Gaff Dress Challenge artists, Amanda Lynne and Daphne), and by the time I had finished it, my eyes were a little damp. An amazing story.
I’ve posted the images from the day in this post, which were all taken by Dean Rutz of the Seattle Times. Katherine Long wrote the story about our superhero, Erik Martin, a 13 year old dude who has liver cancer. The Make A Wish Foundation made Erik’s wish come true and turned him into Electron Boy, protector of all things light. Make A Wish, that was amazing and awesome. Katherine, thanks for posting this story.
An excerpt from the article:
Erik got into his red-and-blue superhero costume, and called on the powers of Moonshine Maid, who owns a DeLorean sports car. For good measure, more than 20 motorcycle officers from the Bellevue Police Department and King County and Snohomish sheriff’s offices escorted Electron Boy to Seattle.
“They shut down 405 – they shut down I-90,” marveled Moonshine Maid, aka Misty Peterson. “I thought it would just be me, in the car.”
At Qwest Field, Electron Boy was directed by frantic fans to the Sounders locker room, where the entire team was shouting for help behind jammed doors. With a little help from Lightning Lad, the alter ego of local actor Rob Burgess, Erik opened the door with his lightning rod. The Sounders cheered.
“Thank you, Electron Boy,” said defender Taylor Graham.
“You saved us!” exclaimed forward Nate Jaqua.
“Good job, big man,” said defender Tyrone Marshall. And forward Steve Zakuani mutely bowed his thanks.
Electron Boy seemed a little dazed by his powers. Out on Qwest Field, the Sounders gave Erik a hero’s congratulations, posed for pictures and gave him a jersey and autographed ball.
Everyone was startled when, overhead, the Jumbotron crackled to life.
Please go read the rest of this story. How inspiring! Erik, everyone here at JimOnLight.com wishes you the very best of life, little man.