NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Avengers have come together on a special mission to make a little boy’s dream come true.
In September 2012, Prestun Seibel, 4, of Kansas was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma stage IV, a rare childhood brain cancer.
He will be undergoing a critical surgical procedure in New York City on Friday, meaning he will have to spend his fifth birthday next Wednesday in the hospital.
Like many children his age, Prestun loves superheroes and for his birthday he asked people to send him pictures, drawings or cards of their favorite superhero.
The Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Exhibit at Discovery Times Square answered the call and decided to throw Prestun a surprise birthday party Wednesday morning.
“We had cake, he got some presents,” Prestun’s mom, Tiffany Seibel, told 1010 WINS.
She said Prestun was having so much fun with the superheroes that he didn’t even notice she left to do the interview.
“As I was leaving he was hitting Captain America with a balloon,” Seibel said. “He actually didn’t care that I was going. Usually he’d chase after me and he was having so much fun with Captain America it didn’t matter. I’m trying to convince Captain America to come home with us to Kansas when we get to go home. I don’t know if that’s going to happen, but I’m sure trying.”
Prestun has a long battle ahead of him. He will have to travel back and forth to New York City for treatment over the next year and Seibel said she is grateful for the outpouring of support.
“He’s got a lot to go through,” Seibel said. “I think it’s awesome that we have people supporting us all the way through this in our time of need.”
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