9-year-old with leukemia becomes superhero for day

June 6, 2014 10:57 PM

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9-year-old with leukemia becomes superhero for day

A phony breaking news segment — recorded just for him by the local NBC station — called on Jaylen to become superhero “Striker Boy” and save South Florida from the villain Sneaky Pete. It was all part of a surprise staged event to fulfill a superhero dream for Jalen, who is undergoing chemotherapy to fight leukemia.

“He was very excited. Totally geeked,” said his mother, Dalia Rodriguez, who had managed to keep all the preparations secret.

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