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Superhero for a Day



Meet Max Vertin, aka “Iron Max”, an 8 year-old boy from Nebraska who, for one day, fulfilled his dream of being a superhero.  Max, and his younger brothers Rowan and Charlie, suffer from Duchenne muscular dystrophy.  This means in a few years, their muscles will weaken and no longer function.  This April, however, none of that mattered.  The Make-A-Wish Foundation fulfilled Max’s wish to fly like his superhero of choice Iron Man.  The whole family was included in a trip to SkyVenture’s vertical wind tunnel in Colorado where Max, wearing his Iron Man diggs, hovered in flight.

(Max Flying High! Image Credit: Brennan Linsley/AP)

Read more about Max at the New York Daily news and CBS Denver

Kristen E. Strubberg is the Editor-in-Chief for TGNR. Kristen founded TGNR in 2013 - seeking to create a high quality platform for original, eclectic and substantive positive news journalism by attracting expert contributors in many varying subjects. Kristen also works as a clinical medical researcher in Cardiology, with an original background in Neuroscience. Her passion for science has translated to her science-fiction specialization, with her highly adept published insights into the best of sci-fi’s popular culture. Kristen has served as TGNR’s Editor-in-Chief since 2013.