Saturday, June 18, 2011

Walking with Superman: Day 332

Superman visits Lawrence, KS, eager to take in the local flavor and visit the Natural History Museum--but there's a more personal matter to attend to first. When he was young, before the days of capes and tights, Clark Kent spent quite a bit of time in Lawrence, visiting relatives from Pa's side of the family. Today, Clark Kent visits his cousin Harry, for the first time in years. Unfortunately, the visit is anything but joyous; Harry's infant daughter Lucy is battling a rare form of brain cancer, and her odds don't look good. Clark was only meant to be there to provide moral support, perhaps lend his celebrity to an article, raising awareness or funds for treatment. But when he examines the child with his incredible Kryptonian eyesight, he sees a glimmer of hope. The resources of Clark Kent might be able draw some attention to Lucy Kent's tragic death, but can the resources of Superman prevent it from happening at all?

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