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Why this 5-year-old got to help bust a bandit with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Ninja Turtles make stop in Modesto to fulfill little boy’s wish

Mathias Gomez 5yrs enjoys his party on Tuesday afternoon March 12, 2019. The child had a Ninja Turtles Make-A-Wish party at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, Calif. Mathias and his family will also get a trip to Disney World.
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Mathias Gomez 5yrs enjoys his party on Tuesday afternoon March 12, 2019. The child had a Ninja Turtles Make-A-Wish party at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, Calif. Mathias and his family will also get a trip to Disney World.

It was a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles kind of day Tuesday for 5-year-old Mathias Gomez, who enjoyed a cool ride, got to meet a couple of the famous heroes, and even helped them solve a crime.

Mathias had a ride in a 1969 cherry red Mustang, practiced Ninja moves with two of the comic book heroes, and helped the duo bust a pizza bandit at a special party at Doctors Medical Center. Soon, he’ll also head to Disney World, thanks to the Make-A-Wish foundation.

According to a release from the hospital, Mathias was diagnosed in 2016 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow. He is now in remission but still receives monthly chemotherapy treatments.

Make-A-Wish is sending Mathias and his family to Disney World, and Doctors wanted to send him off in style. Mathias’ father, Eric Gomez, works at Doctors and co-workers there have rallied around the family, raising money and more, according to the release.

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