Batman swings in to Lutheran Children’s Hospital to help celebrate “Superhero Day”
LCH observing theme dress-up days all month long
WHAT: A full-character Batman will visit patients at Lutheran Children’s Hospital in celebration of “Superhero Day,” one of several activities scheduled to coincide with two separate national observance months for pediatric care. A local resident, Blake Oliphant, had a Hollywood-grade costume custom-made so he could spread cheer.
WHEN: 2:15 p.m., Wednesday, March 23
WHERE: Lutheran Hospital, main lobby, 7950 W. Jefferson Blvd.
WHY: “March is both Children in Hospitals Month and Child Life Month,” said Tammy Else, CCLS, CPST, child life coordinator, Lutheran Children’s Hospital. “We do a lot to help normalize the environment and help kids cope with the hospital setting. As soon as Blake let us know his costume was ready, Superhero Day seemed to be the perfect time to send up a Bat-Signal. Once you’ve seen Batman or a visiting dog, it’s not a scary place anymore. We bring the outside world to them since they are limited while they are here.”
Oliphant wants to dedicate his time doing such appearances as a way to honor of his late father, Rick Oliphant.