No Need For Iron Man, Iron Boy saves Sydney instead: Seriously ill Australian boy gets to be a superhero for the day after Make A wish Foundation and Local police create an elaborate event – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

No Need For Iron Man, Iron Boy saves Sydney instead: Seriously ill Australian boy gets to be a superhero for the day after Make A wish Foundation and Local police create an elaborate event




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It is quite certain that many of us out there would love to become a superhero even just for the day, well that dream came through for one seriously ill Australian boy recently as he was granted his boyhood wish and was given the chance to become superhero just like Iron Man.

The man of the moment and Sydney’s savior Domenic Pace (aged 9) became a superhero for the day after the city’s police staged an incredible and elaborate event on the Sydney Opera House steps which saw little Domenic come out as the people’s savoir much like his comic book and big screen idol.

The event was saw Hollywood superstar Robert Downey Jr who potrays the comic book hero on in the blockbuster movies calling for Domenic’s help with the actor Tweeting: “Sent a very special boy on a top secret mission today. Go get ‘em, Domenic! #IronBoyAU @MakeAWishAust.”

The well planned event was hosted for little Domenic who has battled cystic fibrosis throughout his life, after he deeply expressed his wish to be “Iron Boy“, which resulted in the Make-A-Wish Foundation granting his dream to fight crime in Australia’s biggest city. The heroic scenes even had a back story as the New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione got involved calling for Domenic’s, help. It is believed that police needed Domenic’s help urgently which resulted in him being quickly flown by helicopter to police headquarters for a surprise mission, which involved him rescuing “Make-A-Wish reporter Hope Joy who had just been kidnapped.

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Officers told little Domenic that Clark Island had been overtaken by Ultron’s henchmen and Hope Joy is being held captive. Officer Scipione then sent a video recording asking for Domenic’s help saying: “If I could make one wish, it would be for you to help us, Iron Boy.”

Domenic was then quickly fitted with a specially made Iron Boy suit along with his 12-year-old brother Joseph who played the role of Iron Man sidekick Colonel James Rhodes (aka War Machine) before the delighted young boy told reporters he was “ready to get down to business.” The schoolboy was then whisked off in an inflatable boat to Clark Island in Sydney Harbour, where he freed the fictional reporter before engaging in a fight with villainous robot Ultron on the steps of the iconic Opera House.

Little Domenic’s heroics were even applauded by Australian actor Liam Hemsworth, the younger brother of star Chris Hemsworth (who plays Thor in the Marvel movie series), who tweeted as #IronBoyAU became the top-trending hashtag on Twitter in Australia. –AFP.

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