Brayden Denton, 5-Year-Old Cancer Victim, Gets Superhero Sendoff

Friday, 23 May 2014 07:12 AM

By Morgan Chilson

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Brayden Denton, a 5-year-old Indiana boy who died from a brain tumor earlier this month, got a funeral fit for a superhero recently with help from Batman, Iron Man, Superman, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, and of course his favorite, Spider-Man.

Pallbearers dressed as the crusaders carried Denton's casket as his family and friends in Newton County, Indiana, said their goodbyes. Staci Denton, Brayden's mom, said the superhero sendoff is something her little boy would have loved.

"The whole time I saw them carrying Brayden he was probably up there going, 'This is so cool,'" she told the New York Daily News. "That was his world. That's what he would have wanted."

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"It was hard, but I did it for him," Denton's uncle Cory, who dressed as Thor, told WFLI.com. "We went to the 'Superman' movie with him and he was dressed up as Superman. I watched all the 'Iron Mans' with him."

According to the Daily News, Denton suffered from DIPG, an aggressive form of brain cancer that he was diagnosed with in April 2013. The 5-year-old reportedly underwent 30 rounds of radiation in an effort to shrink his tumor.

Before his untimely death, the Make-A-Wish Foundation made sure the little boy was able to meet his favorite superhero, Spider-Man, during a visit to Florida's Universal Studios last year, according to the Daily News.

He also got the chance to see the new "Amazing Spider-Man 2" movie that premiered last month.

"That was one of our battles that we wanted to make sure he got to see that movie," his mom told the Daily News.

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