It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s Beetle Boy coming to rescue the city from the Green Goblin.
Dealing with a life-threatening respiratory condition, Michael needed a powerful adventure to prove his strength and courage to combat anything. Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and Southern West Virginia united an entire city to share the power of a wish® give this six-year-old his superhero wish.
When Michael discovered an unusually large beetle one afternoon at school, his alter ego –Spider Man’s superhero sidekick “Beetle Boy” emerged.
Before he knew it local news reporters called him into action.
Beetle Boy throws on his yellow and red costume equipped with a shell, mask, boots, gloves and antennas and rushes to stop the dastardly Green Goblin. This four-foot tall hero musters all his superpowers to rescue a damsel in distress at the Pittsburgh Zoo, save the Pitt Panther mascot from certain doom, and restore the city's water supply.
He finally captures the Green Goblin outside of the courthouse as his nemesis prepares to destroy the building. Thanks to Beetle Boy, Pittsburgh is safe and peaceful once again.
Hundreds cheer him on as the Mayor presents Pittsburgh's favorite superhero with a key to the city and declares the day "Beetle Boy Day."
Spider-Man – who heard all the excitement- returns from his vacation early to congratulate Beetle Boy and promote him to a full-fledged superhero.
The residents of Pittsburgh rest easy, knowing that their city is protected by a 6-year-old crime fighter.
And Michael has the confidence to thrive through his medical condition and look forward to life’s possibilities.