Superheroes Surprise at Children’s Hospital

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AKRON-- The kids at Akron Children's Hospital got a "super" surprise when their favorite comic book character came to life right outside their window.  It had the kids inside grinning from ear to ear.

At first glance, some may have said, it's a bird, it's a plane, it's Spider-Man?

"It was Superman hanging from our walls Friday as well as Spider-Man," said Lisa Aurilio Vice President of Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Akron Children's Hospital.  "It took him a minute to get his web untangled, but once he started he was on his way down."

Spider-Man didn't come to Akron Children's Hospital alone.

"We have Spider-Man, Wolverine, Batman and Robin; we got Iron-Man and the Hulk," said Daryl Oehlstrom of American National Skyline Cleaning.

The Superheroes were actually window cleaners from American National Skyline Cleaning in Cleveland.

"It's kind of like a dream come true. This is something that we've been wanting to do since we started doing the job," Oehlstrom said. "It makes your day to see their faces light up. It makes your day. To help these kids out and help them through whatever they are going through; it's a great feeling."

I guess you can say it was a "super" day for a kid in the hospital, it gave them a chance to be a kid again.

"These are the kind of events that really let us heal the spirit of the kids," Aurilio said.

"This is my first time being here and it's actually kind of cool. I really liked it," said patient Andrew Sandmann of Akron.

Brandon Barnes, who turns 10 on Sunday, got quite a birthday surprise when his favorite Superhero walked into his room and knelt by his bedside.

"The Hulk because he is big and he smashes things. That was awesome," Barnes said.

This put more than a smile on these kids faces. It was a moment they won't soon forget.

"It made me feel happy," added Sandmann.

This is the first time the window washers have dressed up like Superheroes to clean the windows at Akron Children's Hospital.  They hope to do it again in the near future.

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