GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- It may be one of the hottest days of the year, but they were thinking of December at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital on Tuesday.
Patients got a special visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus for the hospital's Christmas in July party. It also had a superhero theme; kids got to take home their own superhero masks and capes. Spider-Man and Batman made appearances, as well, scaling the sides of the building.
Event organizer Stephanie Stanton said it helps give the patients and their families a much-needed break.
"My hope is that it brings a little love and light on an otherwise maybe not so good day," Stanton said. "They can come down and they can smile, they can have fun, they can take things home, they can take things upstairs to play with."