Five-year-old Brayden Denton loved comic book heroes from the time he was 3, and watched the Spider-Man movies "over and over." After he was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer a year ago, he always had a superhero with him at treatments. And at his funeral this week, superheroes served as his pallbearers.
They say laughter is the best medicine.
As Deborah Cohan entered the operating room at San Francisco's Mt. Zion Hospital to undergo a double mastectomy, she would have been fully within her rights to go ballistic and throw stuff around.
Most of the terminally ill children who qualify for a Make-A-Wish Foundation wish end up asking for something like a trip to Disneyland or a shopping spree in the supermarket's candy aisle.