Wednesday, October 7th, 2009
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Today In "Heartbreaking And Inspirational"

DominatorVia 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.

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mathnet (#27)

Might as well. I saw The Invention of Lying last night and have already erupted in tears twice since.

Br. Seamus (#217)

Stupid wind must have blown dust or something in my eyes.

Rasselas (#1,797)

I, uh, I… yeah.

"No one has ever told 7-year-old Dominic Osorio that he has brain cancer."

That is, of course, until Dominic logged on to http://www.thebaltimoresun.com and read this feature story.

sigerson (#179)

Sounds like the kid is in a coma. But whatever. Smartass.

MatthewGallaway (#1,239)

Now I feel pathetic for getting worked up abt 'gay marriage.'

slinkimalinki (#182)

cancer is a lousy superpower.

SemperBufo (#1,849)

Christ. Thanks.

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