• 7-year-old cancer survivor to be Seattle's superhero for a day

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

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    A 7-year-old cancer survivor is a fighter in many ways, but he will summon his spidey senses and suit up to be Seattle’s superhero for a day.

    His big day comes nearly three years after surgeons removed his right kidney because of a tumor. Mason then went through extensive chemotherapy at Seattle Children’s Hospital, and many times wore Capitan America or Spider-Man gear during treatment.

    Mason and his mother, Briana Nettleton, talked about Tuesday’s adventures on their Facebook page, “Team Mason – Our Little Superhero.”

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    With the help of local businesses, they’ll travel to several stops from the Space Needle to Pacific Place, where Mason will get an early screening of “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” From a red carpet, Mason will find a theater of friends and families with children who experienced cancer.

    “That’s the one thing we’ve learned through this whole experience, people are amazing,” Briana said. “We are constantly humbled by people doing things that are awesome.”

    Photo via Briana Nettleton
    Photo via Briana Nettleton

    The family is raising funds through the event. Anyone who buys a Spider-Man cupcake from Trophy Cupcakes on Tuesday will be supporting the Footprints of Fight, an organization that provides services for the family and patient of pediatric cancer in Washington state.

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    “Mason loves socializing with people and he’s always trying to spread the message of giving back to help other kids with cancer,” Briana told Seattle Children’s earlier this month.

    Mason just turned 7 this month, and used his birthday to raised nearly $1,500 for children fighting cancer.


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