Electron Boy

I missed my "Things I Like" Saturday post, my apologies, but luckily "The Seattle Times" (via long time reader Ian on Facebook) published a story today that's a perfect blend of super heroes, the Make A Wish Foundation, and two of the guys from "Deadliest Catch", all three of which are Things I (very much!) Like.

Local boy with cancer turns into a superhero for a day

Erik Martin, 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.

It's a great, heart-warming story that I think you'll really enjoy. Happy Weekend everyone!

8 Responses to Electron Boy

  1. Danny Beaty says:

    @Jeff: That is a sweet story. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Loki says:

    is that…is that a De Lorean? Doc! I found it!

  3. Moonshade says:

    Thanks for sharing, that is a wonderful story!

  4. Niall Mor says:

    Anybody fighting cancer is already a superhero in my book. But thank goodness Seattle has Electron Boy! πŸ™‚ That’s a great story. I wish Erik all the best.

  5. Fyzza says:

    Thanks for sharing it, Jeff!

  6. Oquies says:

    Well so much for his secret identity….

    Good story and I wish him luck.

  7. X-stacy says:

    It’s a heartwarming story and all…but it’s no wonder they had a police escort with “Moonshine Maid” behind the wheel!

  8. John says:

    The awesomnicity of that story causes the Awesome-O-Meter to explode from the sheer overwhelming awsumness of such an awesome experience. Wow.