SPOKANE, Wash. - There's nothing like a superhero costume to bring smiles to the faces of young children. Tuesday, Derek Deis and I had the incredible honor of dressing up and delivering smiles to the patients at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital.
It's part of Superhero Day, presented by Children's Miracle Network. The organization raises money that funds critical treatment and charitable care, with donations that stay right here in Spokane. For Superhero Day, the window washers dress in superhero costumes and rappel down, peeking into the kids' rooms below.
To get ready, Derek Deis and I dressed as Mr. and Mrs. Incredible. We decorated the playrooms with superhero swag, then went room to room, delivering capes to each child along with a bag of superhero treats and toys.
It's all part of an effort to break up the monotony for kids and families who often don't know when they'll be able to leave. "Days like this are super fun," said Child Life Specialist Amanda Reed, dressed as Wonder Woman. "It's a little bit of super action when our super patients need it, it's great."
All in a day's work for the Incredibles - and, the incredible staff and patients of Sacred Heart Children's Hospital.
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