7 y/o boy not aware of his brain cancer; mom tells him he’s a superhero

October 14, 2009 at 7:42 am | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
Enter Dave Anderson, who manages a local restaurant and had gotten to know Dominic and his family, said the Sun. When he heard about the child’s coping mechanism — his mental transformation into the Dominator — Anderson was floored.

“Dominic is an awesome kid,” he told the Sun, “who never got scared at what he had to go through. He really is the superhero in this story.”

To share that story, Anderson paid for the design and production of a Dominator comic book. He published 2,000 copies last month, of which half have already been sold. All proceeds will benefit children’s cancer research.

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(Oct. 7) — At some point, almost every child dreams of being a superhero. But 7-year-old Dominic Osorio, who is battling brain cancer, has gone a step further: He has actually inspired a comic book, reported The Baltimore Sun.
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Dominic was diagnosed with cancer in 2007, said the paper. Since then he has endured surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments, which required the Bel Air, Md., child to remain absolutely motionless with a mask on.

Nobody has ever told Dominic that he has cancer, said the paper. But to help her son through the painful and frightening procedures, Nicole Spagna came up with a story line in which Dominic is the lead: The Dominator.

His grandmother, Monique Spagna, explained to the paper how Dominic would rely on that alter ego during the radiation treatments. “He could not move,” she said, “so he would change identities and be the Dominator battling an enemy he called a megazoid.”

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