Superhero boy battling cancer gets wish granted from real-life heroes

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KILDEER, Ill. -- In a land of real life heroes, there's just something super about 10-year-old Yano.

Today, this super fan of superheroes is getting some super back up In his newest fight against super villains.

To get that crown jewel back takes power.  “I have swords, guns, knucklebraces, everything,” Yano says. And everything is what he has.

Kildeer’s police chief, Steve Balinkski, is among the many here to grant Yano’s wish through Make-a-Wish.

“We have about 25 different agencies, from the local to federal and state and county that are here to support Yano,” Balinski said.

His mom, Renee Pournaras, says  Yano’s seven-year battle with neuroblastoma—cancer—makes him the superest superhero of all.

“There’s no words to describe it,” she said. “None. He’s living and we’re celebrating his life today.”

So why not have those real life heroes help in getting that crown jewel back where it belongs?

WGN's Sean Lewis has the story.

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