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Superhero Spectacular For Pediatric Cancer Patients


It was a "super" night for many pediatric cancer patients at Omaha Children's Hospital on Thursday April 10th.

Superheroes took a break from fighting crime to visit some special kids: pediatric cancer patients.

Seven year-old Brady Jorgenson is his own superhero, Punchi. As Punchi dances around, it's impossible to tell that he must to come to the hospital every three months for check ups.

"To see how my brain tumor is doing," replies Brady a.k.a Punchi.

"And how is it doing?" said Erin Murray, WOWT 6 News Reporter.

"Pretty good. The cyst shrunk," said Brady.

He and the other children are all battling cancer. But this day isn't about cancer -- it's about Superheroes.

This day kids can play, dance, face paint and more without having to think about cancer. The parents tell WOWT 6 News days like today are important.

"It's special because for a long time he couldn't do things with other kids," said Brandy Valyer, Brady's mom.

"You meet people who are going through what you are going through and it helps," said Kristina Birch, Claire's mom.

Scanning the room it's easy to see all the superheroes. Not the guys dressed like Superman, Batman and Spiderman. But strong little Punchi, masked Madeline, and their band of super friends a.k.a their parents.

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