Nobody likes to be in the hospital. It’s just not that much fun, especially if the stay is a lengthy one. Three window washers in Tennessee, took on the challenge of bringing smiles to every patient’s face at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis.
According to news reports, word spread quickly that there were superheroes descending outside the building, and adults and children alike gathered to wait for spiderman and Captain America to appear. The three men behind the exciting surprise are Jordan Emerson, Steve Oszaniec, and Danny Oszaniec, all three of whom work for commercial window cleaning business, American National Skyline.
The men spent four hours visiting windows and spraying silly string at the kids, who, for a brief while, were able to forget about their troubles and to just enjoy themselves. According to hospital spokeswoman Sara Burnett, this kind of distraction therapy really helps kids heal because they are able to get their minds off of the pain. Oszaniec says, “We just went there, put them [the costumes] on and went up. They [hospital staff] brought a lot of the kids to the little family room there so they could see us. It was unbelievable. They just totally forgot they were sick for a minute. They were just ecstatic about it.” What a heartwarming and inspirational tale of three real life heros!