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'Happiness comes from serving others' Gibbon students deliver superhero capes to hospital

With precious armor in hand, students from Gibbon Public Schools made their way to the pediatric unit of Good Samaritan hospital on Friday. (NTV/Ifesinachi Egbosimba)

With precious armor in hand, students from Gibbon Public Schools made their way to the pediatric unit of Good Samaritan hospital on Friday.

"We're actually here delivering capes to children," said 11th grader Gerado Raymundo. “Kids love superheroes."

They are on a mission to cloak young patients in fearlessness.

"They're going to be imagining that they're a superhero. They'll get their minds off this place," said Raymundo.

Students are daring patients to forget their circumstances and remember the fighter we all have inside.

“These capes will be given to kids that are hospitalized. Whether they’re just in for a short outpatient procedure; such as having their tonsils out or having their appendix out, or maybe a fractured arm. Or, a child who’s sick with an illness; gastrointestinal illness or respiratory illness. We’ll give these capes away to make them feel better,” said Sheryl Ohrt, registered nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital "It just brightens the kids' day. Makes them stop thinking about their illness.”

Raymundo says he and his classmates were inspired to spread a little joy, so they handmade 18 superhero capes.

"Happiness comes from serving others," said Raymundo. "We wanted to work on a fun little project for the end of the year, and we thought helping little kids and getting their minds off of things, making capes, would help them go out and have fun."

Nurse Ohrt was moved to tears by the gesture.

"It's nice when we can do something that's not medical. Just let the kids be kids," said Ohrt. "We make a difference with what we do."

Ohrt was comforted in knowing these five superheroes from Gibbon are using their powers for good.

"It's nice when we know that the kids are thinking not necessarily about themselves, but about wanting to make someone else happy. I think whether it's young or old, there's always ways to make a difference," said Ohrt.

The capes aren’t just for patients, they will also be given to kids who need comfort while their family member is in the hospital.

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