Batman brings child refugee battling cancer a new laptop

An eight-year-old refugee battling cancer has had his dream of meeting Batman come true all thanks to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Hassan Munye has acute lymphoblastic leukemia - a type of cancer that takes root in the blood and bone marrow.

His family escaped war-torn Somalia three years ago in search of a better life in New Zealand - but now they must witness a different war, one being fought by Hassan against his illness.

His mother Fartun Abukar Munye says he has a lot of bad days but there's light at the end of the tunnel

"He's eating by mouth, not by the tube which they took out a week ago," she told The Project on Friday. 

While he still has a long fight ahead, Hassan had one wish which would help him in his battle - he's a huge fan of Batman and he wanted to meet his hero.

Make-A-Wish heard Hassan's call - and they answered it.

Batman cleared a space in his busy crime-fighting schedule to pay a visit to Hassan at his home - and he didn't come empty-handed.

The superhero brought Hassan a brand new laptop so he can continue to go to school remotely. 

His father says it's made a massive difference.

"I am so happy to see this wish come true, I don't even know what to say," Bazi Mohamed Munye said through tears.

"Thank you."

Watch the full interview above.