Fark, there’s this:
No one has ever told 7-year-old Dominic Osorio that he has brain cancer. Instead, his mother devised a story and made him the lead character. When Dominic undergoes surgery, chemotherapy or radiation, he is not a patient; he is the Dominator, waging war with an evil enemy that he calls a megazoid.
His grandmother, Monique Spagna, recalled the day Dominic finished weeks of daily radiation treatments at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center that required the Bel Air boy to wear a mask and remain motionless for what seemed an eternity to a child.
“He could not move, so he would change identities and be the Dominator battling an enemy he called a megazoid,” she said. “His mother came up with this story to help him deal with it.”
A local restaurant manager, inspired by Dominic’s story, created a comic book about him. You can read the rest of the story here, but be warned that it’s a tough one to take.