Funeral Fit for a 5-Year-Old Superhero

Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man and other "superheroes" honor boy.

May 20, 2014, 10:46 AM
PHOTO: Brayden Denton's superhero funeral.
Brayden Denton's superhero funeral.
Courtesy Staci Denton

May 20, 2014 -- Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man and several other superheroes stood as pallbearers to honor five-year-old Brayden Denton's fighting spirit.

From Newton County, Indiana, Brayden Denton had been combating brain cancer since he was diagnosed on April 20, 2013.

His mother, Staci Denton described his battle, saying, "He stopped completely walking. ... Then we got through that hurdle. Then he started not being able to eat or drink."

And during every treatment, Denton said her son "always had some superhero with him."

He died on May 8.

To commemorate her son's bravery, she planned a funeral fit for her little superhero.

"I felt like I was honoring him in a way that if he was looking down on us he would be happy," she said.

Among the pallbearers: Staci Denton's brother as Thor, and Brad Denton, Staci's cousin, as Ironman.

Denton said Brayden has been a huge superhero fan -- his favorite being Spiderman -- since he was three. Since then, he has seen Spiderman on Broadway and even got to meet the superhero in Chicago.

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