Kaheem Saves DC: Superhero wish day planned for Maryland boy


He’s only 5, but Kaheem has already proven he’s a fighter.  He’s still battling leukemia, but on Friday, this Maryland boy is in for a very special surprise.

With some help from “The Superhero Council,” Kaheem’s wish to be a superhero will come true. FOX 5 DC is partnering with Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic to make it happen—and we’ve got plenty of help from around the nation’s capital area.

With the help of local law enforcement, “Super Kaheem” will feel like a real superhero, and he’ll spend the day fighting bad guys of all kinds on an adventure that takes him across the city.  At each stop along the way, Kaheem will have a mission, and will use his new superhero powers to help in the fight for good.

He’s got a busy schedule—but you can follow along live! Watch along with us on FOX 5 News Morning, Good Day DC and FOX 5 News at 5. We’ll also stream Kaheem’s special day live on fox5dc.com, the FOX 5 DC app, and the FOX 5 DC Facebook page.

You can also follow along on social media, and post about his adventure using the hashtag #KaheemSavesDC to spread the word about this special little boy’s magical adventure.  We’ll be posting about it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat!

Want to cheer Kaheem on in person? Here are a few places you can be part of #KaheemSavesDC. Don’t forget your superhero gear and signs! (note: times are tentative)

10:00-11:00 AM:  The Capital Wheel at National Harbor (116 Waterfront St., Oxon Hill, Md.)
3:30-4:30 PM: The National Theater (1321 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC)
4:30-5:30 PM: The Newseum  (555 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC)

Don’t forget to post your photos and well-wishes for Kaheem on our social media pages, or tag us—and use the hashtag #KaheemSavesDC:
Facebook: FOX 5 DC
Twitter: @fox5dc
Instagram: @fox5dc

Kaheem’s incredible day wouldn’t be possible without these law enforcement agencies: Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services, Prince George’s County Fire & EMS, DC Fire and EMS, United States Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police Department.

Here are a few posts from some of the amazing people taking part in Kaheem’s wish day:

Thanks to all of these agencies for donating their time to make a little boy’s dream come true.

Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic needs your help to make more wishes come true!  FOX 5 has partnered with them for this year's Season of Wishes, and there are several ways you can help:

DONATE MONEY: Of course, donations are needed to keep the wishes coming. Click here for a link to make a donation to Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic's Season of Wishes campaign.

DONATE AIRLINE MILES: Wish kids and their families often need transportation to make their wishes come true, and if you've got airline miles to spare, you can help.  Click here for more info on how to help!

Note: All donations to Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic stay local!

More information:

Season of Wishes website

Follow Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic on social media:

Facebook: Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic

Twitter: @WishMidAtlantic

Instagram: @makeawishmidatlantic

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