Superheroes lift kids' spirits at Portland hospital

Superheroes lift kids' spirits at Portland hospital

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by Cathy Marshall, KGW Staff

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Posted on May 20, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Updated Tuesday, May 20 at 10:45 AM

PORTLAND -- Superheroes took to the skies at Randall Children’s Hospital Monday fighting not crime but grime.

“Holy squeegy Batman – it’s time to get to work,” shouted a window washer decked out as the Boy Wonder.

A half dozen members of the regular window washing crew donned tights and capes to delight young patients.

“This is the second year for this and I’m looking forward to all the smiles and high fives,” said Batman as he was suiting up.

This year’s event included a super twist for the kids. “We’re here with free costumes for all the patients,” said Alison Hicks who runs Chelsea’s Closet in memory of her daughter.

“Dress-up was her favorite thing when she was in the hospital, it gave her a reason to get up in the morning,” Hicks said, of her daughter.

Before the superheroes arrived, costumes were delivered to rooms and out-patients selected outfits from a hallway rack.

“It’s so nice to have him come here for something other than chemotherapy,” said the mother of a three-year-old patient.

For the dangling half dozen doing the dirty work, there was a big pay off.

“It so nice to come and brighten the day of these kids who are going through tough times, and they end up brightening our day as well,” concluded Spiderman.

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