Clip of the Day: 7-Year-Old With Leukemia Lives Out Superhero Dreams

Pint-sized Batman turns Arlington, Texas, into Gotham City.
Apr 17, 2012

We love it when a deserving kid gets to have the best day ever. Kye, a 7-year-old boy from Arlington, Texas, usually spends his days fighting against leukemia. Last weekend, the Arlington Police and Fire Departments and A Wish With Wings helped Kye spend the day fighting crime instead.

Arlington came together and channeled its inner Gotham City to make Kye’s day great. With the boy in the lead as Batman, scenarios were set up around the city for Kye to bust in and save the day. He stopped the elusive Joker mid-bank robbery, disarmed the Riddler’s car bomb, and foiled a purse snatcher.

Batman and his sidekicks send The Riddler away in a squad car.

At the end of the day, Kye received the key to the city for his bravery. Not only did he live out every kid’s superhero dream, he did it side by side with the everyday superheroes of his town.

See more pictures from the day at Arlington Police’s Facebook page.

A Boston native, Amy Eicher has worked in the film industry's social media space since 2008. As TakePart's Digital Community Coordinator, she combines her passion for social good with her knack for connecting ideas and people.  Email Amy|@amyeicher

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