5-year-old cancer sufferer Brayden Denton given superhero funeral

5-year-old cancer sufferer receives superhero funeral
Superheroes including Brayden’s uncle Cory, dressed as Thor, carried the coffin (Picture: Cory Denton)

The mother of a five-year-old Indiana boy who tragically lost his battle with cancer decided to give him a funeral celebrating the things he loved most – superheroes.

Staci Denton, whose son Brayden died of a brain tumour earlier this month, wanted to do away with the suits and dresses and have her boy’s loved ones representing the superheroes that he adored.

‘He was a huge Spider-Man fan,’ said Mrs Denton.

‘He had to quit just liking Spider-Man because he had all the toys. So really he liked every superhero.’

Six superheroes serve as pallbearers for funeral of 5-year-old boy who died of cancern
Brayden’s favourite superhero was Spider-Man (Picture: Cory Denton)

Pallbearers at the funeral – dressed as Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, Thor, The Hulk, and Iron Man – carried Brayden’s body.

The picture, which was posted to Facebook, was shared widely across social media.

Brayden’s uncle Cory Denton, who was dressed as Thor, said: ‘It was hard, but I did it for him. We went to the Superman movie with him and he was dressed up as Superman.

‘I watched all the Iron Mans with him.’

And Cory says Brayden will be with him every time he goes to watch a superhero movie.

‘He’s always here with me, and I’ll always watch them with him because he is always with me,’ he said.

20 May 2014 | 11:19 am – Source: metro.co.uk

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