Being sick in a hospital can be scary, imagine waking up from the dream only to find a real-life Spiderman and Captain America at your real-life window outside your real-life hospital room.
That’s exactly what happened to the young patients at the Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., this month, thanks to the ingenious, and generous, idea of these window washers.“We just went there, put them on and went up,” Oszaniec said. “They [hospital staff] brought a lot of the kids to the little family room there so they could see us. It was unbelievable. They just totally forgot they were sick for a minute. They were just ecstatic about it.”
Oszaniec, who describes himself in real-life as “more Captain Old Country than Captain America,” says the dressed-up superheroes also shot silly string as they repelled up and down the 12-story hospital building for four hours to make their Spiderman takeover even more life-like.
Hospital administrators say what Oszaniec and his colleagues did was, all jokes aside, truly heroic.
“It’s a real thing,” hospital spokeswoman Sara Burnett said of the use of out-of-the-box therapies like this one to help kids heal. “When a child’s mind gets off their pain and their sickness, it makes them heal, it makes them relax and it helps them recover and get better quicker.”
This story brought tears to my eyes, tears of joy. What an honorable story this is. Job well done gentleman!
from:abcnews.go.com (Katie Kindelan)