Boy with leukemia gets to be superhero for a day

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DAVIE, Fla. — A 9-year-old Florida boy battling leukemia got to be a superhero for his birthday, according to

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida was able to make Jaylen Hyde’s ninth birthday special by making his wish come true.

Hyde turned into “Striker Boy” and saved the day. As Striker Boy, he prevented the villain “Sneaky Pete” from causing trouble in South Florida.

Sneaky Pete was a mean green half alligator and half man on the loose.

Hyde was given a superhero costume and his superhero powers were activated.

Some of his tasks included disarming explosives, putting out a fire, saving a puppy and rescuing a damsel in distress.

“He’s been going through leukemia for the past year. We found out last year in January, so it’s been a long run but he’s doing good,” said Dalia Rodriguez, whose superhero son was honored.