Six superheroes serve as pallbearers for funeral of 5-year-old boy who died of cancer
Spider-Man, Thor, the Hulk, Superman, Iron Man and Batman honored Brayden Denton by carrying his casket last week. 'That was his world. That's what he would have wanted,' Brayden's mother told the Daily News.
A brave 5-year-old Indiana boy who lost his fight with brain cancer this month received a hero's funeral.
A superhero's funeral, that is.
The six pallbearers for Brayden Denton's funeral last week in Kentland dressed as Spider-Man, Thor, the Hulk, Superman, Iron Man and Batman.
"The whole time I saw them carrying Brayden he was probably up there going, 'This is so cool,'" mom Staci Denton told the Daily News on Monday. "That was his world. That's what he would have wanted."
Brayden had been battling an aggressive form of brain cancer known as DIPG since April of last year. He endured 30 rounds of radiation treatment, his mother said.
Throughout the ordeal, young Brayden maintained his love for superheroes — especially Spider-Man.
For his third and fourth birthdays, he got a Spidey cake. For his 5th birthday three months ago, the family celebrated with a massive superhero cake.