TULSA - A young boy gets the surprise of a lifetime.
Five-year-old Aiden Curtis, who suffers from a rare artery condition, got his wish to see his favorite super hero on Saturday.
It was all smiles and laughter for a boy who is going through so much at a very young age.
Aiden suffers from Arterial Tortuosity syndrome, a condition that causes extreme pressure in the heart.
The pressure can lead to heart failure. The condition effects every artery and vein throughout the body, causing them to grow long, kink and twist. It can also cause elevated risks for aneurysms, strokes and heart attacks.
"It never gets out of your mind. You just try and find something to be happy about everyday and smile and take life who what it is," Aiden Curtis Mother Andrea Taylor said.
Aiden is one of eight known patients in the country and is one of about 100 in the world with this condition.
He is still fighting for his life, but he got a change to enjoy his childhood on Saturday.
Aiden's dream came true when he met Batman at Dave and Buster's.
Taylor says it was a special day for her son.
She says it has been a tough journey for her family, and she lives every day by her son's side because she never knows when the day may come that she has to let him go.
"It's very, very difficult to have a doctor come tell you that they don't know what's wrong with your child, and that there's no answers.," Taylor said.
Aiden will go to Disney World for seven days,a trip made possible by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
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