Friday 9 December 2016

Superheros pay tribute to late Route 29 Batman with hospital visit

Sarah-Jane Murphy

Published 22/10/2015 | 14:13

The troupe of superheros at the children's hospital
Credit: Twitter/suraechinn
The troupe of superheros at the children's hospital Credit: Twitter/suraechinn

A host of superheros descended on a children's hospital to honour the memory of regular visitor 'Batman' who passed away recently.

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Lenny B Robinson, lovingly referred to as 'the Route 29 Batman', tragically died after being struck by a vehicle in Maryland, two months ago.

His trusty superhero friends have picked up where the cape crusader left off, and dropped into the Children's National Medical Centre in Washington DC, delivering presents to very sick children.

From Spiderman to Catwoman, a host of much loved comic characters were present much to the delight of the young patients.

The visit was arranged by The Hope for Henry Foundation which works to bring joy to the lives of children who are receiving treatment in hospital.

"Some kids need visits from their heroes to help them heal," Laurie Strongin founder of Hope for Henry, told ABC News.

"A visit from a superhero can transform a kid’s life. It can give them strength they need to get through a rough day, or a painful procedure, or break the monotony of a long hospitalisation," she said.

The charity and the local "Batman" worked closely together for nearly ten years before his premature death.

Luckily his touching legacy of kindness and generosity lives on thanks to his masked friends.

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