May 3, 2010

Electron Boy (and the other Super Heroes)

Did anybody happen to catch this story? It’ll bring a tear to your eye and a lump to your throat.


Go read it. I’ll wait.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2011740342_electronboy30m.html

Any words I have on this subject are completely and totally inadequate to cover the way this story touched my heart.

We all know that the folks at the Make-A-Wish foundation are utterly amazing. But so are all the other hundreds of folks that pitched in to help make this kid’s dream a reality.

All you have to do is type the words Electron Boy into Google and you will get over 800,000 hits. There is now a Fans of Electron Boy page on Facebook, which at the time I am writing this has 2,508 fans.  And this just happened last Thursday.

Although we all know that there are good people out there; wonderful, kind, generous and loving people – sometimes it’s hard to remember when most of the articles you read in the paper, online or see on television cover so many bad things – murder, drugs, natural disasters, war; etc.  The list depressingly goes on and on.

And then you come across an article like this one. And it makes you cry into your coffee cup as you read it. And your heart swells. And once again you are reminded that there is good in the world and that there are people out there who are actively spreading the love around – not for fame, fortune or recognition. But just because they wanted to help make a little boy’s wish come true – and give him, in his own words, The best day of his life.

And these folks? The ones that pulled this off? They are true superheroes in my book – right up there with Electron Boy.

5 comments:

  1. Oh well, there goes the mascara.

    I can't read "cancer" and "kid with" in the same sentence without crying even before I hear about their dreams coming true.

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  2. That is simply a wonderful story. And I'm proud that it was done here in my adopted home state of Washington. Go Electron Boy!!!

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  3. I'm glad Electron Boy was able to get his day. What great work the Make a Wish foundation does!

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  4. I love it, aren't people great ? xxx

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