Hastings 8 Year Old Saves the Day

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Updated: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:54:06 CST

 He's an 8 year old with super hero powers.

Max Vertin and his two brothers have been fighting a rare disease.

They suffer from Duchenne Muscular dystrophy.

But, today Iron Max didn't let the disease keep him from reaching his dream of being a super hero.

News 5 video journalist Kevin Rempe introduces us to Iron Max.

The Vertin family just returned from Colorado.

On Tuesday, Max went to SkyVenture.

He learned to soar like a superhero.