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4-year-old cancer patient lights "Bat Signal"


BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP, Ohio - Thousands of "Jayden's Warriors" gathered at Boardman's High School Stadium Thursday night to help fulfill Jayden Barber's wish of meeting Batman. The four year old is battling MSD Leukemia.

Kelley Platt, organizer of the event says, "It's absolutely phenomenal. What has shown up here tonight, I never would have dreamed that I would ever be part of organizing an event like this."

Preceding the Dark Knight's arrival were his fellow crime fighting crusaders, including Captain America, Thor, Wonder Woman, Spider Man and many others.

Captain America said, "He's our soldier of the day for sure."

At night fall, Jayden and his family arrived.

His mom, Charlee Barber said, "It's amazing! Really, I can't believe how many people came out to see him and support us. It's really great."

With their own flashlights, the crowd filling the stadium tells Jayden it's time to turn on the Bat Signal.

His dad, Tim Barber says, "To think that a community could come together like this and just show support no matter what's going on it's truly a blessing."

A Cleveland company donated the Bat Signal searchlight, which was used at one of the latest Batman movie premiers.

Quickly, Batman's helicopter answers the call and flies overhead. Before Jayden knows it, the Dark Knight is standing before him.

Batman tells Jayden, "I've heard of you as far away as Gothem City."

Of all the "heroes" that were present, Jayden is the super one. In the fight of his life, the four-year-old brought a whole community together.

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