INDIANAPOLIS — Nathan Messmer, 8, is battling cancer and muscular dystrophy. The Vincennes Police Department and his community honored him on his way to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health for radiation.
A special guest also made an appearance to meet the little boy Tuesday, Aug. 11, fulfilling a dream. Batman visited with Nathan in the Batmobile. He also brought a special message for the little boy.
“No matter how dark it seems, there is always hope Batman has everyone’s back. And as long as we have community, family and friends we can get through anything,” Batman told Nathan.
Nathan has large growths between his lungs, on his liver, thigh bone and through his spinal column. He was previously diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in 2011, as well.
“If you see his bedroom, it’s Batman stuff everywhere. He even has a big Lego Batman mobile that I had to put together,” said Gerri Fight, Nathan’s mom. “Every moment is a blessing and you gotta cherish it because you don’t know when it’ll be the last moment.”
Batman brought Nathan several gifts, including a Junior Batman Club pin, signed photographs, T-shirts and more.
“It’s important that we keep our children believing that no matter what anything is possible and there’s always hope,” said Batman.