Superheroes with APD save the day at Dell Children's

Superheroes traded in their police uniforms for capes in order to save all of the pediatric patients from the evil villains.
Bane and Poison Ivy planned to steal ice cream and stuffed animals but the superheroes were not going to have any of that.

The crusaders rappelled down the walls of  Dell Children's Medical Center thanks to their SWAT team skills. Patients and their families lined the halls for a spot near the windows.

"You have APD who are superheroes every day dressed as superheroes to bring smiles to these young kids fighting all kinds of challenges," said Acevedo.

Batman and Robin arrived by Air 1. Despite their story lines all of the superheroes came together. From Batman and Robin to Thor, Hawkeye, Wolverine and the whole gang united to take out the bag guys.

The kids couldn't have been happier.

"I liked when Spiderman did his tricks and waved to us," said Nicolas, 8. He's fighting brain cancer and was recently diagnosed in March. He's from Alpine but in Austin for treatment.

"I was crying a little while ago because it makes me so happy to see him thrilled. He loves Ironman and Spiderman and all of this makes the fight that much better," said Nicole Cardoza, Nicholas' mom.

For the Cardoza family it means even more that officers are behind this. Cardoza's husband works with the sheriff's office in Brewster County.

"I think it's awesome especially since it's law enforcement. He wants to be a cop," Nicole said of her son.

While they protect and serve the city of Austin the super power they all shared on this day was the ability to make kids smile. They know the real fighters are within the hospital's walls.

"He's been fighting since March and he's a strong brave boy," said Cardoza.

"They are the real heroes for the day to be that young and have to deal with those issues they are definitely the heroes of the day," said APD Officer Rafael Rosales who dressed up as Hawkeye.

Toward the end of the mission the good guys caught the bad guys and saved the day.

"Thank you and you're awesome," said Nicholas to all of the first responders, a message he wanted to share.

This is the second year for Superhero Day at Dell Children's and APD plans to be back next year.

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