Previous to the FanExpo, superheroes swoop in for a hospital go to

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Superhero cosplayers from FAN EXPO Boston paid pediatric sufferers an action-packed go to on Tuesday.

A boy high fives a Captain Marvel cosplayer.
Cosplayers from FAN EXPO Boston visited sufferers on the Massachusetts Common Hospital for Youngsters on Tuesday. Ken McGagh for The Boston Globe

Superhero cosplayers on the town for FAN EXPO Boston visited the Massachusetts Common for Youngsters on Tuesday to brighten the sufferers’, and their household’s, day, in accordance with The Boston Globe

From late morning to early afternoon, cosplayers dressed as Batman, Captain Marvel, Harley Quinn, and Scarlet Witch frolicked within the hospital’s playroom. Some sufferers joined the festivities in their very own capes and masks. 

Heather Peach, MS, CCLS little one life specialist at Mass Common for Youngsters, mentioned these visits are necessary for the pediatric hospital.

“Being hospitalized or present process most cancers remedy will be very difficult to our pediatric sufferers. And whereas they’re receiving care, they’re nonetheless youngsters,” Peach mentioned. ” Visits like this week’s from the cosplayers brighten moods and can assist raise youngsters’s spirits once they want assist most.”

Anabel Bordas of Lawrence, one of many mother and father on the hospital, shared her gratitude for the resourceful house. Isabella Tejeda, Bordas’ 12-year-old daughter, advised the Globe the playroom was “the funnest room to go in.” Although she misses the pair’s dwelling.

“Nothing ever compares to my home, however this room makes [being in the hospital] extra doable,” Tejeda mentioned.

Tejeda and Bordas typically do artwork within the playroom to really feel much less “caught” within the hospital, Bordas advised the Globe

In keeping with the Globe, cupcakes, video video games, and slime-making made for a a lot wanted day of enjoyable for the youngsters and their households as effectively. 

“There’s all the time one thing to do right here,” Kristina Oriold, mom to one of many affected person’s, mentioned to the Globe

Oriold talked about that the playroom’s pinball machine even helps mother and father de-stress. 

“Being within the hospital is tough, however when locations raise your spirits, it helps,” she mentioned.

IMatches Malone as Batman talks with 12-year-old Isabella Tejeda, a patient at the hospital.
Matches Malone as Batman talks with 12-year-old Isabella Tejeda, a affected person on the hospital. – Ken McGagh for The Boston Globe

Matches Malone, a Batman cosplayer from FAN EXPO Boston, recurrently attends charity and hospital occasions. In an interview with the Globe, Malone spoke of the respect he has for pediatric sufferers. 

“They’re heroes for what they’re going by means of and what they’re battling,” he mentioned.

FAN EXPO Boston, beforehand often called Boston Comedian Con, takes place Aug. 4-6 on the Boston Conference and Exhibition Heart. 


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