I remember reading this story years ago. It's still a tearjerker and I love it. Decided to share it with you fine folks. I know it's lengthy, but I assure you, its worth checking out.
I like my dark and twisted superhero stories, but this is a story I'd love to see in comic form or as a short film. I'm also going to link to the sites the author mentioned. If you have some to spare, they're great causes.