Make-A-Wish Michigan partners with Marvel Universe LIVE!

10 West Michigan children met some superheroes with Make-A-Wish Michigan.

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Ten West Michigan children, aged 4-12 got to meet Captain America on Friday, Nov. 17.

Marvel Universe LIVE: Age of Heroes partnered with Make-A-Wish Michigan to bring these kids a special night of super hero fun.

"His face tonight, I've never seen him that happy," said one mother, Heather Long.

But these Marvel superheroes got to meet the real superheros.

"The fact that we were able to somewhat beat the cancer my son did have, for the moment, is the best feeling in the world. The fact that Make-A-Wish does programs like this for children, you couldn't ask for a better program," father Keith Dandrea said.

Marvel Universe Live and Make-A-Wish Michigan fought true evil on Friday night.

"A life threatening illness really impacts more than just the wish child; it impacts the family. So when they can come together for the night and be a family, to have something a distraction to keep them excited about the fun things they can do as a family, this is the good stuff," said Ashley Sanregret Make-A-Wish Michigan's Communications Manager.

From meeting Captain America to making their very own shields, these kids showcased their true super powers.

"It's super rewarding to see how excited they are to be here and how happy it makes them to be able to meet Captain America. And we know they're really going to like the show," said Thor actor Gjermund Gjesme.

"Some of our wish kids have had their wishes granted already and some are already anticipating their wish, so this is just a great way to keep their minds off of their life threatening illnesses," Sanregret said.

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