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George and Green Lantern
Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2
I wish to be a Green Lantern superhero

George, who is living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2, wished to be a Green Lantern.

Six-year-old George is from Kent and his wish was to meet the Green Lantern and to become a Green Lantern, together with sidekick, sister Evie.

George was born a healthy baby and was developing normally, but then mum, Lucy, noticed that he wasn’t developing as he should be and felt that he was actually going backwards in his development.

“He’d gone from weight-bearing to non-weight-bearing. George was once able to crawl and he can’t crawl anymore. The only time he stood, I caught it on camera, so that’s the picture that I have and he can no longer do that.” Explained Lucy.

Eventually, George was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2. This is a condition where the muscles progressively waste away and George has been using a wheelchair since he was just one.

George meeting the Green Lantern

Lucy adds, “It most definitely doesn’t affect the mind and George is extremely bright and a very, very happy, confident little boy.”

Meeting his hero

George loves superheroes and believes they have a real job in protecting people. His favourite hero of all is Green Lantern. Wishgranter Dan arranged an action-packed wish where George not only met him, but helped him to fight off bad guys Joker and Bane to rescue Spiderman, Batman and Batgirl.

George and the Green Lantern superhero both dressed up with his certificate and special ring

To top off his adventure, George was initiated as his favourite superhero and was presented a certificate of membership by his hero.

As a final farewell, the Green Lantern gave George his special power ring, giving George incredible powers, fuelled by willpower.

Becoming a Green Lantern

George told us “It feels amazing to be a Green Lantern.”

Lucy added, “Every memory is so important because you don’t know what’s around the corner. You have to make every day as magical as possible and you have to lock those memories inside your head.

“The wish has been absolutely amazing, thank you so much for all the effort that’s been put into it.”


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