Spiderman and about a dozen of his superhero friends visited kids at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., today to cheer up patients and deliver a few toys.
For many, the costume-clad visitors provided a distraction from the hospital surroundings and gave those fighting serious illnesses added energy and some laughter.
“Some kids need visits from their heroes to help them heal,” said Laurie Strongin, founder and executive director of The Hope for Henry Foundation, which sponsored the “Superhero Extravaganza” at the hospital.
“A visit from a superhero can transform a kid’s life. It can give them strength they need to get through a rough day, or a painful procedure, or break the monotony of a long hospitalization.”
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