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Batman and Spinal Elements deliver Make-a-Wish

CARLSBAD — Make-a-Wish kid Aidden Whisett, 9, smiled as he got a ride from Batman in the Batmobile after defeating the Joker to save Spinal Elements in Carlsbad. It was one of many smiles that spread across his face on Jan. 29.


Whisett and his family were presented with a trip to Atlantis resort to swim with the dolphins at the superhero-themed ceremony through Make-a-Wish. Spinal Elements, which produces allograft products made from donated human tissue, gives all of the profits to charity, and donated the funds to the San Diego Make-a-Wish chapter needed to make Whisett’s wish come true.

Whisett has hereditary progressive muscular distrophy, and his mother Stacey White said that he is blessed to be granted this wish while he is still able to walk.

“Our family is very excited,” she said of the upcoming trip.

Whisett and Batman race to the Batomobile for a victory lap around Spinal Element's parking lot.Ryan Lee, as Joker, and Paige Gridack, as the damsel in distress, make amends after Batman saved the day.Whisett joins his damsel in distress, Paige Gridack, after saving her from the Joker.Whisett was given his own mini-Batmobile.Several Spinal Elements employees joined in on the fun and made signs for Whisett.Whisett and Batman smile for adoring fans at Spinal Elements.

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