Electron Boy

Photo from the Seattle Times showing a boy in a red superhero costume zapping a villain in black clothing and cape with a glowing sword while surrounded by a crowd. A second villain shirks in fear from a wheelchair, which appears to be part of a hospital-themed costume.

The Seattle Times has a story about a boy with cancer becoming a super hero for a day.

Courtesy of the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Electron Boy was whisked from his home in a DeLorean by Lightning Lad and Moonshine Maid. A 20-officer motorcade cleared highways as Electron Boy sped to Qwest Field to rescue the Seattle Sounders soccer team — which was locked in its locker room by Dr. Dark and Blackout Boy. Afterward, Dr. Dark appeared on the Jumbotron, foolishly revealing his evil plans, as villains always do. Electron Boy then sped to Puget Sound Electric’s headquarters to save an employee from a bucket truck and foil Dr. Dark’s plans to cut electricity to the entire city as a crowd of adoring Electron Boy fans cheered.

Here is the Sounders’ regular sportcast covering the incident. Beautiful quotes on the part of the soccer players…

Here’s footage of the DeLorean pulling up to Electron Boy’s home. It’s a mixture of shyness and surprise.

Here are 22 photos from the Seattle Times.


5 Responses to “Electron Boy”

  1. observer says:

    that is so cool. he will remember this for along time to come.

    April 30th, 2010 at 6:34 pm

  2. Noreen says:

    I read this article today! What a great story, much better than the craig’s list murder else where in the paper

    April 30th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

  3. KB 111 says:

    I’m afraid I have mixed feelings about the Make-A-Wish Foundation. They do wonderful things for wonderful kids, but sometimes kids have wishes that perhaps just shouldn’t be fulfilled: http://www.nytimes.com/1996/05/12/us/boy-s-last-wish-sets-off-animal-rights-furor.html
    And it did happen: http://www.thefreelibrary.com/BEAR+OF+A+PROBLEM+:+WISH+GROUP+DEFENDS+BOY%27S+HUNTING+TRIP.%28News%29-a083932807 (sorry; I couldn’t find the “after” article on the Times site). The boy was ultimately successful in realizing his wish (an article — with accompanying images — was published in many Bay Area newspapers, and elsewhere, I’m sure).

    May 3rd, 2010 at 12:55 pm

  4. anjii says:

    Wow, really? You agree that a special interest group has the right to dictate that the boy’s wish, which is fully legal, and a large part of not only his family and his lifestyle, but also a huge part of our history, should not be allowed? I disagree with hunting, purely for sport. But bear is edible, and I assume that, as a longtime hunting family, they eat the animals. Not including chicken and fish, 90% of the meat eaten in my home is wild, naturally organic, deer, elk, moose and yes, bear, that my husband hunts himself and gets butchered locally. After watching Food Inc., I am SO grateful to have a husband who can provide us with the healthiest, affordable, most natural meat source. God gave us animals to feed and clothe us, and we MUST respect that gift and treat it accordingly, but hunting for food is NOT wrong, IMO.

    May 3rd, 2010 at 1:35 pm

  5. anjii says:

    To clarify, the groups protesting it are fully entitled to their own opinions. But to impose those opinions on a dying boy, and tell him that his legitimate choice and lifestyle are unacceptable is so wrong. Not to mention pulling support and telling others to do so, from an incredible organization and the children that they are helping… it sounds like they care more about animals than human beings…

    May 3rd, 2010 at 1:41 pm