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Florida 9-Year-Old's Superhero Wish Granted

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL- A true superhero has his day in Florida.

Nine-year-old Jaylen Hyde lived out his superhero fantasies Friday, courtesy of the Make A Wish Foundation in Coral Springs.

Hyde, who has been battling leukemia, sported a superhero costume and became Striker Boy.

Who does battle against an actor dressed as a half-alligator, half-man villain named Sneaky Pete.

The boy was given a series of scenarios to help play out the fantasy, and plenty of assistance from the participants involved.

The day brightened the spirit of a little boy who has already undergone so much.

"He's been going through leukemia for the past year. We found out last year in January, so it's been a long run but he's doing good. He's in remission right now," said Hyde's mother Dalia Rodriguez.

"He's a fighter. We knew he was going to beat that battle, just like he was out there fighting today in the heat and all. He was going to fight that battle today, and he's going to fight this battle and beat cancer," Rodriguez added.

Striker boy capped the day off by handcuffing his arch enemy, and escorting him to the Broward sheriff's office.

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