Australian boy with cystic fibrosis becomes 'Iron Boy' hero

Australian boy suffering from cystic fibrosis saves Sydney from super villain in Iron Man costume

Photo by: AFP
Photo by: AFP

A handout photo shows nine-year-old Domenic Pace acting out a scene as he is granted his wish to become a superhero like Iron Man on February 11, 2016

An Australian boy suffering from cystic fibrosis had his wish granted on Thursday and saved Sydney from a super villain.

This was thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation Australia who helped 9-year-old Domenic transform into 'Iron Boy' for the day and realise his dream.

Domenic aka 'Iron Boy' defeated his arch-nemesis Ultron on the steps of the Sydney Opera House in front of a crowd of well wishers.

Earlier on Thursday he was collected from Bringelly Park by helicopter and taken to Sydney's police station.

"Iron Boy, we need your help. Make-A-Wish reporter Hope Joy has been kidnapped. Officers have confirmed that Clark Island has been overtaken by Ultron's henchmen and Hope Joy is being held captive. If I could make one wish it would be for you to help us Iron Boy," said New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipone in a video message to Domenic.

Domenic donned his tailor-made costume and travelled by police boat to Clark Island where he attacked 'Ultron's henchmen' and rescued Make-A-Wish News reporter Hope Joy.

At Sydney Opera House 'Iron Boy' was awarded the 'Medal of Valour' for saving the city.

"Ladies and gentlemen I am sure that when you turned up here today you didn't expect to see a superhero in action," Scipione said.

TRTWorld, Reuters