Max Vertin suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which slowly robs his muscles of their abilities. Doctors said Max would likely be in a wheelchair by age 9, Denver station KCNC reported.
But thanks to the Make A Wish Foundation, Max was all smiles on Monday as he prepared to take on the role of Iron Man during a visit to Colorado.
He even got a specially designed suit at an indoor skydiving center so he could fly high in a vertical wind tunnel.
Outside, a crowd of people showed up to cheer Max and his family, who had traveled from Nebraska for the experience, KCNC reported.
Guided by expert Joshua Evans, Max was like a skydiver falling 100 plus mile per hour.
“He deserves just a few days just to be a kid,” said Betty Vertin, his mother.