WATCH: 8-Year-Old with Rare Disease Becomes ‘Iron Man’

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LONE TREE, Colo. (KCNC) -- A little boy with a rare disease gets to fly just like his hero: Iron Man.

Max Vertin, 8, has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. It's slowly robbing his muscles of their abilities. Doctors had said he would likely be in a wheelchair by age nine.

But thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, he got to fly recently. He went into a vertical wind tunnel, where he felt like a skydiver flying in 100-mile-per-hour winds.

Max's brothers, Charlie, 3, and Rowan, 5, also have the disease. They also got to fly like Iron Man, along with their dad.

It was a well-needed break for a family worn out by that rare disease.

To watch their touching story, click on the video player above.