‘Superhero Day’ video scores big for Dayton Children’s Hospital

Shot on a $15 budget, the video racked up tens of thousands of views and reactions by showcasing staff members and young patients alike as costumed crimefighters.

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The everyday heroes at Dayton Children’s Hospital became superheroes for a day—and the camera caught it all.

A video costing $15—above staff salaries and already-purchased equipment—caught employees’ exploits, as well as the faces of delighted young patients, and it racked up tens of thousands of online views.

The kids got in on the costume fun, too, dressing up in Batman masks and Wonder Woman tiaras.

“Our kids are extra-special, because they are able to stay strong in the face of any illness that they can overcome, and they can always put a smile on our faces,” Kisandra Sanders, RN, says in the video.

Even the youngest patients get in on the fun. The video shows a sleeping baby, pacifier in mouth, with a purple cape and mask. Another lies in bed adorned with a Superman cape.

Low cost, high reward

The video was shot, directed and edited by in-house videographer Anthony Sileo. The only cost was $15 for the stirring, heroic music flowing throughout. Sileo spent about three hours shooting the video and roughly two workdays editing it.

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