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ISS superheroes swing into action

ISS superheroes swing into action

Three ISS team members in Rochester, Minnesota displayed their inner superhero by bringing a little bit of magic to the halls of Mayo Eugenio Litta Children’s Hospital and smiles to the faces of pediatric patients.

Roger Corcoran, John Carroll and Kyle Smith brought a new spin to window washing by donning costumes as part of a superhero celebration planned by Mayo’s Child Life Services crew.  Dressed in superhero costumes themselves, the crew gathered pediatric patients together in front of the atriums on the third floor atrium of the hospital where they received a surprise when Batman (Corcoran) dropped into view.  A collective gasp of surprise came from the kids, their parents and their caregivers when the first superhero dropped in. About a minute later, the Incredible Hulk (Smith) dropped in, and then, finally, Spiderman (Carroll) made his entrance to even more cheering.

In response to the superhero drop in, ISS Facility Services Managing Director, Charles Kleber, stated:
– We had never done anything like this before, but, once they mentioned it, we wanted to make it happen.  Roger, John and Kyle volunteered to don the costumes.

After a short game of tag on the windows, the three superheroes dropped out of view, only to arrive inside the atrium minutes later to meet with the patients and the crowd that had gathered.   Cake and punch were served to the group in the atrium while the superheroes visited patients in the children’s hospital who weren’t able to make it to the gathering.

The three superheroes also made a stop to see the pediatric patients in the transplant ICU. When one of the little patients saw the superheroes, he made a beeline for Spiderman and wrapped his arms around his legs. Kleber shares:
 – The look on the little guy’s face was why we did it. We did this for the kids.