Batman and Superman paid a visit to TSRHC’s pediatric orthopedic patients recently. The patient’s faces were filled with surprise at the sight of the masked crusader and the man of steel, but instead of fighting crime, the superheroes were equipped with toys and comic books.
Many other superheroes filled the halls of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children on Tuesday, March 11th. They joked with kids, read stories, and passed out toys, all part of fraternity Beta Theta Pi’s charity event, Heroes for Hope.
That’s right, these superheroes were none other than students from the University of Texas—Arlington, all there to put a smile on a child’s face.
Helping Make a Difference
The act of visiting the patients and spending quality time with them is far more rewarding than simply sending money, said Connor McGee, Beta Theta Pi recruitment chairman, who dressed as Batman.
Patients greeted the superheroes with shouts of joy and excitement. After all, it’s not every day that superheroes come to visit.
Seeing the joy on the patient’s faces made it worthwhile for many of the superheroes. Several participants said the experience is one they expect to carry with them for the rest of their lives.
The Heroes for Hope philanthropy is an annual tradition for Beta Theta Pi, and in addition to TSRHC they visited Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth on Thursday, March 13th.
These fraternity brothers got to dress up as superheroes for a day, but their act of charity is really what made them heroic to the patients at TSRHC.