BALTIMORE (WJZ) — In his battle with cancer, a 5-year-old from Owings Mills builds up the energy to save Christmas.
This heroic rescue is all set up by the Make a Wish Foundation.
In a green superhero costume and a fireman’s hat, “Super Kaheem” made his triumphant entrance.
Rumor has it that Jolly Saint Nick is in trouble, stuck on the Ferris wheel and only Super Kaheem can save the day.
This is a powerful moment for any child, but it’s extra special for this 5-year-old battling cancer.
Santa, now safe after the rescue, says it’s an emotional time for everyone.
“You can see it in his eyes, how much he really appreciates it and how much joy and how much laughter it puts in his life,” says Santa.
The cheers came from police officers, firefighters, and other first responders, all there to make the little hero’s day a little more special.
“I didn’t have to ask our firefighters to come to do this, they jumped at the opportunity to be able to be involved in a make a wish,” says Marc Brady, spokesman for Prince George’s County Fire, who came to assist Super Hero Kaheem’s Santa Rescue.
From heroes to superheroes, the Super Team says they were pretty impressed with Super Kaheem.
“It was definitely pride. In a world where there are too many bad guys, it’s good to see one good guy rise up,” says Captain America.
But Super Kaheem’s journey didn’t stop there. After leaving Santa, he jumps aboard a DC fire boat, taking him to Washington, D.C., and at the Capitol, he hears a message from House Speaker Paul Ryan and enjoys some pizza.
Kaheem’s mom says all that had been done for Kaheem was all so overwhelming.
“He’s face, I can’t explain his face, he’s just so happy and it makes me happy,” she says.
For Kaheem he is all smiles.
A good day full of happiness for one superhero in the making.
In response to Super Kaheems rescue, both Vice President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House Paul Pyan sent Tweets encouraging and congratulating the little superhero.
The Washington Wizards and Ravens’ Steve Smith Sr tweeted to congratulate Super Kaheem too.
He is certainly a special kid. Super Kaheem is just one of many kids able to live out a dream. On average, a wish is granted for a child every 35 minutes, touching more than 270,000 lives since 1980.