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Isai saves Kansas City from KCCucaracha

  • Isai in his full superhero costume!

  • Isai worked with Slugerrr to catch the bad guy

  • Isai with Sporting KC

  • Isai got to play catch with some of the Kansas City Royals

  • Isai and his brother took a zipline ride

  • The Kansas City Royals wanted to thank Isai for saving the day!

“ Isai has a smile that can light up a room. ”

Muchacho de Hierro, Spanish for Iron Guy, is the alter-ego of 6-year-old Wish Kid Isai. He has been sent to stop the menace that is KC Cucaracha. Sporting KC, the Kansas City Royals, Legoland and Adventureland KC have sought out the assistance of Muchacho de Hierro to stop KC Cucaracha.

Wish child, Isai, has been battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) which is a fast-growing cancer of the white blood cells. Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell that the body uses to fight infections. In ALL, the bone marrow makes lots of unformed cells called blasts that normally would develop into lymphocytes. However, the blasts are abnormal. They do not develop and cannot fight infections. The number of abnormal cells (or leukemia cells) grows quickly. They crowd out the normal red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets the body needs.

Isai has a smile that can light up a room. He is a bright and funloving young boy. In his spare time he loves to build puzzles and watch his favorite television show “Mister Maker” which is the ultimate arts and crafts show for pre-school children. He chose his wish to be a Super Hero because he loves Iron Man and Spiderman.

Isai's day started with a family breakfast at Bob Evans. As the family ended breakfast, KCCucaracha appeared and tried to snatch another diner's purse. Isai transformed into Muchacho de Hierro and ran after his enemy. Isai grabbed the purse as KCCucaracha got away. Everyone in the restaurant cheered for Isai and his bravery! A news crew got a "breaking news" alert that KCCucaracha was headed toward Legoland and they needed Isai's help! Community members told Isai that KCCucaracha was going to take over KC and gave him a special walkie talkie to hear people crying for help.

From there, Isai chased KCCucaracha through Legoland, across the Sporting KC field, all over Adventure KC and eventually arrived at KC Stadium.

Isai spotted Sluggerrr in must have been KCCucaracha! Isai unties Sluggerrr and the two of them catch KCCucaracha and lock him up. Everyone celebrates with Isai, including the KC Royals...he has saved Kansas City! 


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