Sick child ‘Iron Max’, gets his flying wish
Boy with rare disease is given an amazing chance to fly like his superhero Iron Man.
The Make a Wish Foundation
has done it again: this time they’ve made a little boy’s dream come true by letting him fly almost exactly like his superhero, Iron Man
Dubbed “Iron Max”, the plucky 8-year-old boy suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, according to Huffington Post
. The relatively rare condition affects mostly boys and leads to muscular degeneration. Most sufferers don’t live long- until recently, they rarely made it out of their teens, although recent technology is helping some sufferers live much longer.
A short interview with Max’s mom reveals that they are already measuring him for a wheelchair, but that he’s a determined kid not prepared to allow circumstances to get him down- literally.
He was taken to a special facility which mimics skydiving conditions and, for a brief moment, he was allowed to BE iron man. Not a wheelchair in sight.
Max got to share the experience with his two younger brothers, both of whom have the disease.Read more about:Duchenne muscular dystrophy"I'm dying and you lied to me"Take a look at Iron Max, if you like to see joy on a small child’s face, via AP/Youtube
All children should have the opportunity to chase their dreams
; unfortunately medical situations and other circumstances can interfere with those dreams becoming reality. For parents battling to come to terms with the emotional and financial pressures of such problems, Organisations like the Make a Wish Foundation and other individuals can make dreams come true, even if only for a short time.No more putting things off
We don’t always know what life has in store
for us; why not sit down with your kids and find out what they’d most like to do? You never know, you may be able to treat your child to the experience of a lifetime.Do you see any value in a “bucket list”?