Gallery: Superheroes scale the walls at Ontario hospital
TORONTO – Superman, Spider-Man and Wolverine lent their powerful hands to clean the windows at an Ontario hospital Friday.
Lakeridge Health in Oshawa welcomed the superheroes as children in the paediatric ward gathered inside to watch the trio do their work.
According to a hospital press release, Superman said he enjoyed seeing the kids and other patients, and was especially grateful for one thing.
“I’m always nervous about kryptonite build-up, but this hospital is spic and span clean,” he said.
Lisa Shiozaki, executive vice president and chief nursing executive at Lakeridge Health, noted patients can find it jarring when a window washer appears in their window, no matter how much notice is given, and that anxiety can be exacerbated for children.
“In our hospital we have real-life superheroes walking the halls every day. But these guys can fly, so that makes them pretty cool,” said Shiozaki.
This isn’t the first time superheroes have descended on hospitals in order to bring some cheer to patients. Last October, Superman and Captain America did the same in Brazil to commemorate Children’s Day.
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