Superheroes and villains brought big smiles to children and their families at Dell Children’s Medical Center. The Austin Police Department and Wells Fargo teamed up for the fifth annual Superhero Day.With young patients looking on, the superheroes rappelled down the hospital walls into the courtyard to provide real-life drama ripped from the comic book pages. 13 police officers dressed as superheroes and villains delighted the children with an action packed performance.
Dr. Joseph Tayar of the Dell Children’s Medical Center staff, also rappelled down the hospital walls into the courtyard to save the day and bring joy to these young patients. After capturing The Penguin and supervillain Killmonger, the superheroes signed autographs and visited with children in the auditorium.
“This is an amazing day for our patients and families, it’s exciting for them to interact with the superheroes. It gives the children an opportunity to forget about their illness and be inspired by first responders,” said Kim Stephens, child life and expressive therapies manager at Dell Children’s.
A generous donor also provided more than 200 handmade capes for the superhero children at Dell Children’s.