It takes a village to raise a child.
And it takes a very special village to do what this one did.
The town of El Dorado in Kansas is home to Peyton Madden who has a rare genetic condition that causes him to be allergic to sunlight.
Xeroderma Pigmentosum only affects about 250 people in the United States.
The disease makes it so that Peyton’s skin cannot repair itself after being in the sun, meaning he must wear protective clothing over every inch of himself if he does go out in the daytime.
The result is that the young boy does not get to experience many activities that a normal child of his age would.
That was, until, that special town teamed up with the National Organization for Rare Disorders.
The citizens of El Dorado created a special “day” at night just for the 11-year-old, serving cereal, swimming, and having a water fight.
As Peyton says, he is a superhero!