Superheroes deliver smiles

Patients at UF Health Shands Children's Hospital get surprise visitors

Superheroes Deliver smiles

Bright, spring days can be dreary for kids who find themselves being cared for in a hospital for a long period of time. While they work hard every day to regain their health, they know their friends and other children are outdoors enjoying themselves.

Recognizing some patients get the summertime blues, the care teams at the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital put out a call for help to cheer up the children. And, boy, did the superheroes respond!

Spiderman, Captain America, Iron Man and Batman came from all directions — from the sky in a UF Health ShandsCair helicopter and on the ground in the Batmobile. Other friends — including Black Panther, Loki and The Flash — joined

their fellow heroes in hurrying to the hospital to bring happiness to everyone.