A kid getting a surprise visit from their favorite superhero on their birthday is rather special. Even more special, however, when that same superhero turns be your dad. Such was the case with 5-year old, Jayden Wilson, when “Spider-Man” landed on his front door step for what could very well be his last birthday party.
You see, Jayden was diagnosed in August 2013 with a Grade Four Brain Stem Tumor. A follow-up examination last September confirmed the tumor had grown in size, and the doctors told Jayden’s parents their son may only have a year left to live.
Thus Jayden’s father, Mike Wilson, a professional free jumper from Great Britain, decided to become his son’s favorite wall-crawling, web-slinging superhero for a day. As quoted by the UK Independent:
I’ve always been a big Spider-Man fan myself, and Jayden also absolutely loves him. His bedroom is covered in Spider-Man pictures.
I wanted to surprise him so much with one of his favourite heroes, so I found 2 costume designers, who were up for the challenge. We had the costume printed in America and then got to work putting it together. It was finished about 3 weeks before Jayden’s birthday so perfect timing to work out how to surprise him.”
After claiming he had to “go to the shop,” Wilson then set-up a hidden camera on his front porch to record his son’s reaction. And as seen in Mike Wilson’s YouTube video posted below, Jayden was very surprised indeed:
Wilson also added:
I hope to achieve awareness about the condition and to always stay upbeat, positive and spread positive energy to help Jayden fight this.
He’s such a little hero and we want the world to know about his journey. As well as to see the Spider-Man video and generate inspiration from it, so that kids have dreams made realities.