4-Year-Old Oklahoma Boy Surprised By Superheroes At His Front Door

Monday, September 14th 2020, 5:48 pm
By: Sawyer Buccy

There is a group of Superheroes in Green Country making some really cool memories happen for kids and adults. News On 6 went along with Spider-Man, Captain America and Wonder Woman to surprise a very special boy facing some big obstacles.

"Duchenne basically destroys his muscles," said Gunther’s mom Breann Ruckdaschel, "In long term, we are looking at the loss of ability to walk and the timeline is random."

Gunther's parents said prayer helps but they are also searching for families in the area who they can meet with, who might be raising kids with the same condition.

"We need help to get the word out because this is still unfortunately, such a rare disease," said Breann.

Gunther has no idea he has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He has no idea the pain he feels in his muscles is because of it or that this genetic condition could shorten his life.

"He is having fun. I am not going to stop that," said Gunther’s dad John Ruckdaschel.

What he knows, is how to live each and every day with a joy that is infectious. Making good memories is what keeps these three in Superhero costumes almost every weekend.

“I think that doing something for somebody else just adds more to my life. People said, ‘Oh you touch people's life so much.’ No, these people touch my life," said Arlene Laxamana with Real Okie Superheroes.

Wonder Woman, Spider-Man and Captain America are the core of a charity called Real Okie Superheroes.

"There is just so much bad stuff going on, just bringing that one smile," said James Varner with Real Okie Superheroes.

They surprise kids and adults all over the area for free because getting to hang out with Superheroes for a day, might just remind people facing big obstacles, that they have superpowers of their own.

"It is almost cliché, but I want the leave the world better than I found it," said Andy Massie with Real Okie Superheroes.

The charity has a fundraiser on September 17 at Smitty's Garage off of Riverside from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. 10% of the sales that night will go directly to the charity.

For more information about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, visit this website here and for more information on Real Okie Superheroes, click here.