Blue Steel is his superhero name. In real life, he is 4-year-old Eric, a boy from the southwest side of Chicago. Diagnosed with a life-threatening cardiac condition Eric has endured several surgeries and procedures.
His wish to be a superhero was crafted with care by Make-A-Wish volunteers who found him the perfect costume and arranged all the details, down to riding in a flashy sci-fi themed car. Eric's day starte dwith a helicopter ride to survey the situation, courtesy of Chicago Helicopter Experience. Then, he raced to Navy Pier to find the clues he needed to fight the bad guys. Eric battled "bad guy villains" all the way down the pier as townsfolk and supporters cheered him on. He, of course, nabbed all of the villains! Once the bad guys were secured and being led away by police, Blue Steel received a commendation from the Chicago Police Department with his adoring public as an audience.
To end his heroic day, Eric celebrated his birthday with family and friends in a superhero themed party at Navy Pier's Crystal Gardens. He was also joined by several of his other superhero friends!
Thank you to Chicago Helicopter Experience, We Are Cosplay and the Chicago Police Department for giving Blue Steel a great day.
Blue Steel before helicopter ride
Crowds Cheering for Blue Steel
Chicago Police Thank Blue Steel for Saving City