Five-year-old Kaheem is like any other young boy in Owensville, Maryland. He loves superheroes and hopes to become one. Last week, his dream came true.
“Super Kaheem,” who is battling Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, told Make-a-Wish Mid-Atlantic that he wanted to “help people, save people and to be a superhero.” So, he spent a frigid Washington winter day doing just that, zipping across town to challenges created by local organizations inspired by Super Kaheem’s heroism.
His day began with a special mission from the Superhero Council to protect the nation’s capital from bad guys, and Kaheem heroically accepted. From rescuing Santa atop the ferris wheel at National Harbor to safeguarding Christmas from that mean old Mr. Grinch, Super Kaheem rallied the city of D.C. as he protected the community from all types of bad guys.
Perhaps most exciting was Super Kaheem’s visit to the U.S. Capitol. He was welcomed by the entire staff of The Office of the Speaker of the House, and he promptly learned he was officially a part of the Capitol Hill police team. Then, in a special video message from Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) himself, Super Kaheem discovered a clue was waiting for him to guide him on a hunt to retrieve a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol in his honor.
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Make-a-Wish Mid-Atlantic reminds Washingtonians that more than 600 children just like Kaheem are waiting for their dreams to come true. An angel donor will match any funds raised up to $300,000 in hopes of making those dreams realities for area children suffering with chronic or life-threatening illnesses.