The NSW Police and the Make-A-Wish Foundation have given a sick schoolboy the chance to become his favourite superhero for the day.
Domenic Pace, who suffers from cystic fibrosis, fought crime on the streets of Sydney today. Dressed as Iron Boy, the nine-year-old completed several missions. This morning he arrived at Police head-quarters by helicopter, where he was briefed on what needed to be done.
Throughout the afternoon, he was approached by the NSW Police Commissioner, NSW Premier, and the Sydney Lord Mayor to make sure Sydney was safe from crime. He defeated his nemesis Ultron on the steps of the Sydney Opera House and saved a Make-A-Wish Foundation reporter from the evil henchman of Ultron. Police arrested Ultron on the scene to the delight of fans screaming with glee.
Commissioner Andrew Scipione said everything was now under control.
“Sydney has faced a lot of challenges today; we’ve faced Ultron. He’s threatened us, he’s bullied us... sometimes you need to call in the superheroes.“
Domenic opened the hearts of Sydney today and Mr Scipione gratefully acknowledged Domenic’s efforts.
“On behalf of … the people of Sydney, I would like to thank Domenic for his tremendous efforts today.
“It can’t be easy dealing with an illness like his and we feel privileged to be able to work with Make-A-Wish Australia to ensure his wish to be a famous superhero came true.”
Cystic fibrosis is a congestive disease in which excessive mucus blocks the lungs, airways and digestive system. It can cause recurrent chest infections leading to lung damage, severe malnutrition and growth failure. There is no cure for this disease which affects men and women.
Social media was abuzz with grateful citizens hailing Domenic’s efforts. – Jesse Mullens
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