COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Some window cleaners in Colorado Springs went from ‘grime’ to ‘crime’ fighters. They dressed up as superheros to bring smiles to kids who can’t leave their rooms inside the Children’s Hospital Colorado.
They say not all superheros wear capes, but in this case they do. Although Thursday they took to the sky for different reasons.
“Some kids they’re more excited and try to reach out and touch you,” said Richard Fenning, a member of the Squeegee Squad.
But for Fenning, cleaning windows is only part of his job.
“Yeah five stories for us, it’s not too bad. Once you get over that rush it’s just like a normal job,” he said.
On the ground he goes by Richard Fenning, but 5 stories up the kids know him as Captain America.
“I know how they look at us, but as us we look at them as heroes because they’re the ones battling every day,” he said.
For the kid behind the glass, Jayzon Trujillo, It’s a break from his life. He waits patiently for his turn to see Spider-man, his favorite superhero.
Spiderman and Trujillo have some things in common. Trujillo fights too, but it’s not crime.
Jayzon is battling pediatric cancer, one that requires extensive chemo and radiation.
His parents say he has tumors around his eyes and some in his lymph-nodes.
So the moment where he can see real-life heroes paying him a visit through the window means everything.
“If we can just brighten up their day, because they’re the ones that are truly the heroes battling for them and their parents and it’s just a joy to see them,” Trujillo said.
The crew managing to put smiles on Trujillo’s face and the dozens of other faces staring back at them through the window.