Children's Hospital Gets Halloween Surprise From Marvel & DC Superhero SWAT Team

Halloween was special for children at ProMedica Toledo Hospital. They had a surprise visit from a SWAT team dressed as: Superman, Captain America, Hulk, Spider-Man, Green Lantern, Iron Man, Wolverine, Thor, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Batman.

The day before Halloween, ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital put together a thrilling superhero event for their patients, with help from the Toledo Police SWAT Team, WTOL and local news reporter Chrys Peterson.
Following the annual Toledo Children’s Hospital Halloween parade, staff members took patients to the playroom. There, they watched a special news report by Chrys Peterson, who warned them the evil mastermind Professor Trickster (aka Robert Shiels) had stolen all of Toledo’s Halloween treats to power his winter weather machine. To make matters worse, Trickster had been spotted near the Toledo Children’s Hospital campus.

Peterson reported the only way to foil his diabolical plot was to wave glow sticks from each hospital window to signal the world’s superheroes for help. Patients eagerly waved their glow sticks, hoping the masked men would soon arrive to save the day. - ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital

This is when 12 SWAT team members from the Toledo police force, dressed as Marvel, IDW and DC superheroes, arrived in a ProMedica Air helicopter. When the copter landed upon the on the roof of the ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital the costumed SWAT team rappelled down the side of building, stopping along the way to wave at the starstruck children.

The Toledo Blade (via comicbook.com) reports:
Standing in front of a large, floor-to-ceiling window, boys and girls in Halloween costumes pressed their faces and palms to the glass waiting for the heroes to come down. Every time they heard thuds outside, they’d start shouting their guesses.

“It’s Spider-Man!” one yelled.

“No, it’s Batman!” another said.

Spider-Man, who rappelled upside down, might have been the crowd favorite. The children sang the cartoon theme song — or at least the lines they knew — and flicked their wrists as if to shoot out their own webs. They pounded on the glass for high-fives, turned to one another, and totally freaked out.

Here's a list of the SWAT heroes and their comic book costumes: Sgt. Bill Shaner as Spider-Man, Robert Orwig as Captain America, Scott Williamson as Superman, Scott Mills as the Green Lantern, Matthew Slaman as Wolverine, Robert Kay as the Hulk, Gabe Greenwalt as Iron Man, John Winger as Thor, Kevin Dumas as Batman, and Kevan Toney, Justin Contreras, and Mitch Mielcarek as three of the Ninja Turtles.

Don't worry, they captured Professor Trickster.
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