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The Story that Will Make Your Day: Memphis Children’s Hospital Window Washers Dress as Superheroes

By Meredith Carroll |


Sick kids could use a little fantasy

If you’re a kid so sick that you need to be hospitalized, you deserve a little fantasy.

Two window washers at a children’s hospital in Memphis feel pretty strongly about that, which is why they’re doing their part to take some sick kids’ minds off the fact that they’re sick.

According to the New York Daily News, on Oct. 17, Danny Oszaniec and Jordan Emerson of the American National Skyline window washing company dressed as Spider-Man while rappelling down and cleaning the windows of the 12-story Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Their boss joined in, too, dressed as Captain America.

When they were done, the superhero trio went inside and took pictures with the kids.

“The kids loved it,” Jordan Emerson told the Daily News. “For those, 20 to 30 minutes, they forgot they were in the hospital.”

Kids shouldn’t have to be in hospitals — period — but if they have to be, it’s nice to know there are some available superheroes, ready to save the day and improve the children’s view all at once.

Click here for pictures of the super-kind, super-sweet deed.

Photo credit: Wikipedia

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Meredith Carroll

Meredith C. Carroll is an award-winning columnist and writer based in Aspen, Colorado. She can be found regularly on the Op-Ed page of The Denver Post. From 2005-2012 her other column, "Meredith Pro Tem" ran in several newspapers, as well as occasionally on The Huffington Post since 2009. Read more about her (or don’t, whatever) at her website. Read bio and latest posts → Read Meredith's latest posts →

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