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Cancer Superheroes

How a hospital in Brazil came up with a creative solution to help kids fight cancer

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We often hear how important it is to fight a disease mentally & physically. Sometimes it's the little things that help shore up our mental defenses against a disease.

Everyone agrees that cancer is a terrible disease which is hard enough for adults to fight but even harder for children. A little ingenuity on the part of the A.C. Camargo Cancer Center in Brazil in conjunction with DC Comics & Warner brother has helped build children's belief in fighting cancer. 

They've designed IV covers with superhero logos through which they administer the chemo therapy along with a series of comic books which put popular superheroes through the same disease and recover to inspire the children to understand and fight their disease better.

A truly commendable initiative taken on by A.C. Camargo Cancer Center & DC Comics'  creative approach to a prevalent problem can really boost a child's confidence and explain what is happening to them at a much simpler level hence allowing them the hope and belief to get better.


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