INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 20, 2015)—A 6-year-old Indiana boy had his wishes granted, thanks to the Indianapolis Colts and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Tatin Carroll, 6, has already proved he’s a superhero, going through intensive treatments and long hospital stays, as he battles a congenital liver disorder.
“He gets medicine daily,” said Regina Marcum, Tatin’s mother. “He gets shot weekly. He has to go to Riley once a month for visits. It was once a week.”
The Make-A-Wish foundation wanted to do something special for the courageous boy, making him a superhero for a day.
“I’m glad he is experiencing people that are out there, willing to do something for him,” said Regina.
The boy was transformed into Turbo Tatin and his mission was to save Indianapolis from villains. It was a once in a lifetime adventure that kicked off at the Indianapolis Colts Complex, where he was able to watch his favorite football team practice. Coach Chuck Pagano even made Tatin the honorary captain.
After meeting his favorite players, including quarterback Andrew Luck, Tatin was whisked away in his cloak to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a thrilling ride with racecar driver Josef Newgarden. They searched for the villains who stole the toys from the children at Riley Hospital for Children.
Following a few laps around the track, he sped off to the hospital to restore order and peace.
“He likes fast cars and he likes superheroes, and he likes being able to be a superhero today,” said Tatim’s dad, Tim.
Tatin’s condition is day to day right now, and it’s unclear how long the boy has left to live.
“Last time the doctor spoke with us, he said he could see six months, but he was not going to promise anything more than that,” said Tatin’s father.
The boy’s family says this wish to be a superhero will give Tatin memories that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
“He is my superhero,” said Tim. “He is my best friend, always will be and always has been.”