Iron Man fights cancer

BIV

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GULFPORT, Florida -- It attracts a lot of attention, photos, and praise at the Gulfport Art Walk. After all, it may come as a shock to see superheroes casually strolling down the street.
"It's really really loud inside of a helmet," Zac Hurst mutters from inside his Iron Man suit.
Photo Gallery: Superheroes help raise money for sick teacher
When Hurst - or Iron Man - isn't fighting for justice, he's actually a property manager in Clearwater who builds superhero suits as a hobby.
"When we saw something on screen as a kid, it was really there. It wasn't made out of computers," Hurst says. "Someplace, somewhere in a warehouse, collecting dust, was one of the machines that you got to see in a movie like Terminator or Ghostbusters or Star Wars."
That fueled Hurst's passion for crafting fantasy into reality out of some unexpected materials.
"I used floor mats," he says. "The stuff they use on gymnasium floors."
It took him just a month and about $100 to transform his son into War Machine.
"My favorite part is the gun, definitely, because he shoots down robots with that and it's awesome," Zac's 10-year-old son, Alfred, says.
But they're not in Gulfport to shoot down robots. They're here for a third grade teacher from Gulfport Elementary.
"A teacher sadly has cancer and we're trying to raise money for her and the way it's looking, I think it's going to be a success," Alfred says.
Doctors recently diagnosed Beth Myers with a type of cancer that affects plasma cells in her bone marrow. Her insurance covers treatment, but she has to travel to Arkansas for 10 days a month in order for treatments to be administered.
"We're raising money for her so that she can afford the plane ticket to go get treatment," Zac tells a passerby at the Art Walk.
So Zac and Alfred, dressed as superheroes, attract people to the art booth where some of Myers' students help raise money for their teacher.
"Would you like to buy some art?" student Cassandra Rodriguez asks as people pass by her.
The students have painted each brush stroke with Myers in mind, so they can help the woman who has helped them.
"She helped me to learn and get better at spelling," Rodriguez says.
It's teaching those students lessons as well.
"We had 'community' as a vocabulary word in class," says Gulfport Elementary teacher Karen Hinz. "As I was explaining what community is, one of my students said, 'Is that like what we're doing for Ms. Myers to raise the money?' And I said, 'That's exactly what community is.'"
A community that's getting help from some superheroes.
http://www.wtsp.com/news/reporter/article/245812/79/Superheroes-help-raise-money-for-sick-teacher


Yeah, yeah. Cancer is bad.

But how cool would it have been as a kid if your dad made you this. Holy shit.




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Zac Hurst

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He did Like the suit. He couldn't wear the helmet that night, it was to uncomfortable. But I am very proud of him. He was there for three hours and never stopped talking to people about why we were there. Way to Go Alfred!
 

tatsu

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He did Like the suit. He couldn't wear the helmet that night, it was to uncomfortable. But I am very proud of him. He was there for three hours and never stopped talking to people about why we were there. Way to Go Alfred!
Haha! Awesome that you joined and great cause you got there.
 

Motor Head

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I always get uncomfortable when a new person joins that may not have any idea how many sociopaths are on this forum. The suit is killer, and it's for a good cause. I just hope you don't wander into the other parts of the forum thinking we're all just a great group of guys and fans of a radio show.

This place is evil. Runaway.
 

fletcher

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Holy shit, that has to be the fastest google find ever. Mr. Hurst, this is a savage place. Please either develop a thick skin immediately or take motorhead's advice and run. Run as fast as you can.
 

Lord Zero

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I always get uncomfortable when a new person joins that may not have any idea how many sociopaths are on this forum. The suit is killer, and it's for a good cause. I just hope you don't wander into the other parts of the forum thinking we're all just a great group of guys and fans of a radio show.

This place is evil. Runaway.
We're not joking. You have to have thick skin and a black heart to survive here much less enjoy posting here. However, if you meet those qualifications, then I welcome you to our board. If you don't, run and don't ever look back.

By the way, cool suit.
 

Mags

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I hope he left. Truly I do.

I accept no responsibility for things said after this point.
 

BIV

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I always get uncomfortable when a new person joins that may not have any idea how many sociopaths are on this forum. The suit is killer, and it's for a good cause. I just hope you don't wander into the other parts of the forum thinking we're all just a great group of guys and fans of a radio show.

This place is evil. Runaway.
So much this. This guy seems like such a nice man. He may want to avoid this place.

 

transit grinder

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He did Like the suit. He couldn't wear the helmet that night, it was to uncomfortable. But I am very proud of him. He was there for three hours and never stopped talking to people about why we were there. Way to Go Alfred!
I'm sure I'm not saying anything one thousand other people haven't already told you, but you are an awesome dad.
 

Sunsetspawn

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He did Like the suit. He couldn't wear the helmet that night, it was to uncomfortable. But I am very proud of him. He was there for three hours and never stopped talking to people about why we were there. Way to Go Alfred!
You're better than this whole board. Run away. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.
 

Lord Zero

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His post was made at 4:39 PM on 3-22-2012. His profile says that his last activity was at 4:40 PM on 3-22-2012 which was before anyone told him to bail. He must just have good instincts. He could sense the evil like a dog.
 

Zac Hurst

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Wow! I did get busy for a few days and not check in. What a group of deviants! I am disgusted and completely offended by your behavior, your crass cynicism and your pornographic links! Wait..... I am disgusted with the link. completely offended by your behavior and cynicism..... no, I am completely disgusted by your funny hats. and confused by your links....No, That's not it either. You guys are just fine. In all seriousness, Any one who posts a link to the story is very cool in my book. Thank you for drawing a bit more attention. it all helps!
 

Lord Zero

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Wow! I did get busy for a few days and not check in. What a group of deviants! I am disgusted and completely offended by your behavior, your crass cynicism and your pornographic links! Wait..... I am disgusted with the link. completely offended by your behavior and cynicism..... no, I am completely disgusted by your funny hats. and confused by your links....No, That's not it either. You guys are just fine. In all seriousness, Any one who posts a link to the story is very cool in my book. Thank you for drawing a bit more attention. it all helps!
Somehow, that cool response just made this that much more uncomfortable. He's an easy-going dude and it just seems like the other shoe is going to drop that much harder. If he makes (or just laughs at) a really fucked up racist, child rape, cancer, or spousal abuse joke, I'll know he's cool and we're in the clear. Until then, it's just kind of unsettling.
 

Motor Head

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Wow! I did get busy for a few days and not check in. What a group of deviants! I am disgusted and completely offended by your behavior, your crass cynicism and your pornographic links! Wait..... I am disgusted with the link. completely offended by your behavior and cynicism..... no, I am completely disgusted by your funny hats. and confused by your links....No, That's not it either. You guys are just fine. In all seriousness, Any one who posts a link to the story is very cool in my book. Thank you for drawing a bit more attention. it all helps!
:haha7::haha7::haha7:
 

fletcher

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Somehow, that cool response just made this that much more uncomfortable. He's an easy-going dude and it just seems like the other shoe is going to drop that much harder. If he makes (or just laughs at) a really fucked up racist, child rape, cancer, or spousal abuse joke, I'll know he's cool and we're in the clear. Until then, it's just kind of unsettling.
Thank you. I was trying to come up with a response but I couldnt find the words.
 

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This thread makes me happy. Fucking bad ass suit sir but things will most likely go down hill incredibly fast if you happen to venture back. Pretty sure post three might open the floodgates.
 

Lord Zero

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This thread makes me happy. Fucking bad ass suit sir but things will most likely go down hill incredibly fast if you happen to venture back. Pretty sure post three might open the floodgates.
He might be fine. It's the uncertainty that's causing the discomfort.
 

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Does your son like meat? Does he like said meat cooked on a rotisserie that spins?

If the answer to both questions is yes, then boy are you in for a treat!
 

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Wackbag - you'll never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We're worse than 4chan, because we mean it.