It's hard enough trying to be a superhero without having to deal with Eosinophilic Esophagitis.

That inflammatory condition keeps Carter Rosenberg from being able to take nearly any nourishment orally. WOOD TV spoke with his mother Kellie. "We eliminated eight foods, then 15 foods and then 30 foods until we got to the point where we didn't have anything we could feed him. They've moved on to a gastric tube system to provide the 5 year old some nourishment. "He has a button, and a little tube that goes right into the button. (It) hooks to the backpack and Carter can do all of this stuff himself."

The hope is to someday find a cure for EE so that he can enjoy ice cream trips and pizza with his family.  "Carter's Kilometers" is their fundraising event today where registration begins at 4 p.m. at Ridge Point Church.  That's on 104th Avenue near Holland.  There's a 5-K event at 6:30 p.m., preceded by a Kid's Fun 1K run at 6.  All proceeds will go to the "Cured Foundation", an organization raising funds for EE research, striving for a cure.

(photo courtesy WOOD TV)