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7-year-old fighting leukemia gets to be a SUPERHERO for a day

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  • Alex Lelenoa got to be his favorite superhero, Robin, for a day
  • 'I feel really thankful for the foundation,’ said Alex after his day of fighting crime
  • ‘I’m beyond emotion, my heart’s going to pop out of my chest,’ said the boys mother

PUBLISHED: 00:38 EST, 1 October 2013 | UPDATED: 04:04 EST, 1 October 2013

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A 7-year-old boy with leukemia got a very special gift from the Make a Wish Foundation and the Anaheim, CA police department on Monday.

Alex is fighting leukemia and the Make A Wish Foundation decided to grant him his wish of becoming a superhero.

The boy, named Alex Lelenoa, loves watching Batman and playing Batman video games.

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7-year-old Alex Lelonoa aka Robin got to be a superhero for a day thanks to the Anaheim Police Department and The Make a Wish Foundation

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Robin and Batman fight off pirates before taking a spin in the Batmobile

Monday, he got to play with Batman in real life.

Alex proudly dressed up as his favorite superhero, Robin. He was met by Batman who led the boy on an adventure he would never forget.

Together, the pair fought cowboys and pirates.  He was then sworn in by the Anaheim Police Department as a real crime fighter.

After fighting villains in Buena Park, California, he was taken by helicopter to Angel Stadium and then returned to the police department to find a Batmobile waiting for him.

Batman and Robin drove the Batmobile around Orange County.

‘I feel really thankful for the foundation,’ said Alex after his day of fighting crime.

His mother, Elizabeth Stoffer, was overwhelmed with joy. ‘I’m beyond emotion, my heart’s going to pop out of my chest,’ she said.

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Alex made a special thanks to The Make A Wish Foundation for making his dreams come true

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Alex's mother, Elizabeth Stoffer, was overwhelmed by emotion and was happy for her son

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