Meet the Las Vegas Children's Heart Foundation's 2-year-old Iron Man

With "Avengers: Infinity War"set to hit theaters on Friday, or Thursday night for you diehard fans, there's a lot of captivating comic book themed stories circulating social media and the internet.

Ezekiel, the Las Vegas’ Children’s Heart Foundation's 2-year-old miracle Iron Man, matches or surpasses all of those stories.

This little man was born with two-thirds of his heart and part of his liver and intestines on the outside of his body. Ezekiel's heart visibly beats, so he has to wear chest protection to keep his tiny heart safe from the trouble a 2-year-old toddler can get into and was recently outfitted with a specially-designed plate.  

His family chose to have the plate painted as Iron Man to help Ezekiel identify that his heart condition is what makes him braver, not weaker.

Like Iron Man, a fragile heart is what makes him stronger and a true superhero.  

With only 1 in 120,000 children diagnosed with this rare condition (Pentalogy of Cantrell) and less than five percent of those surviving, Ezekiel is a real-life Iron Man!

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