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Superheroes visit Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital

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Young patients had some special visitors Monday at the Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.

A crowd of people formed outside the hospital, looking to the sky, pointing at something. It was not a bird, a plane or even Life Lion, but superheroes Captain America, Batman, Spiderman and Superman.

Four of the strongest people on the planet came to pass some of their strength on to the patients.

"Once we went over they started clapping for us, the kids started waving. We waved back, it was great," said Mark Barnaba, who dressed up as Superman.

"I'm kind of into the comic thing. I think I like Thor the best, but I like these ones, too," said Paige Chubb, a 14-year-old from Carlisle who has been undergoing cancer treatments all year.

The superheroes used some of their muscle to propel down the sides of the hospital. The men behind the masks were window washers from North Eastern Building Maintenance; ordinary men with a super goal of helping brave little patients forget they are in a hospital.

"I just knew it would be perfect because just seeing the children smile, it just makes it all worth it," Barnaba said.

"It makes me happy to see that people are so kind and are able to do this. I love it. It's just really cool," Chubb said.

The idea began with a hospital employee. North Eastern Building Maintenance jumped on board and even paid for the superhero costumes.


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