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Superhero Grime Fighters visit Alberta Children’s Hospital

Masked heroes bring sunshine and smiles to young patients

Story by Janet Mezzarobba; photo courtesy Jenna McMurray

Mom Carmen Drysdale and four-year-old daughter Caitlin watch one of four superheroes wash the windows at Alberta Children’s Hospital.
Mom Carmen Drysdale and four-year-old daughter Caitlin watch one of four superheroes wash the windows at Alberta Children’s Hospital.

Fighting grime and putting smiles on the faces of patients and families was all in a day’s work for four superhero window washers who swooped in to Alberta Children’s Hospital on Wednesday, August 24th.

“These superheroes jumped over to the hospital to wash our windows and give our patients and families a special day,” said Margaret Fullerton, Senior Operating Officer, Alberta Children’s Hospital.

“Being in hospital can be stressful, Fullerton continued. “Whether a patient is in one of our in-patient units or has an appointment in a specialty clinic, to see the windows being washed by a superhero is pretty spectacular.”

Mom Carmen Drysdale said the superheroes added a lot to what could have been a stressful day. “Seeing the superheroes on the windows from the clinic added joy and provided a distraction.

We are here on a bi-weekly basis and this really added something special to a routine visit. It helped distract my daughter and give her a smile on what could have been a stressful time.”

Her four-year-old daughter Caitlin agrees. “I got to high five the hulk,” she said.

This is the first visit to the hospital by the superheroes, which included Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, and the Incredible Hulk.

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