5-Year-Old Boy's Superhero-Themed Funeral

5-Year-Old Boy's Superhero-Themed Funeral

Super friends and family dressed as Spider-Man, Thor, the Hulk, Superman, Iron Man and Batman in order to give Brayden Denton a superhero-themed funeral. Come check it out.

5-year-old Indiana boy, Brayden Denton, passed away on May 8 after a year-long battle with a rare brain tumor, known as DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma). The disease has a 10 percent survival rate. Even though the odds were against him he kept fighting the good fight and used his love of superheroes to distract himself from the grueling procedures he knew he would have to endure, like 30 rounds of radiation treatment.

His first love was Spider-Man, and the good people at the Make-A-Wish Foundation arranged a trip to Universal Studios where he got to meet his favorite Webslinger. Knowing that superheroes were a big part of Brayden's life his family and friends decided Brayden deserved a funeral fit for a superhero. His six pallbearers were Spider-Man, Hulk, Superman, Iron Man, Batman and his Uncle Corey as Thor.

"The whole time I saw them carrying Brayden he was probably up there going, 'This is so cool,'" his mother Staci Denton told the New York Daily News. "That was his world. That's what he would have wanted."
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Highflyer - 5/20/2014, 5:28 PM
R.I.P Kid
Abary - 5/20/2014, 5:28 PM
This is cute, despite the fact that they actually thought it was a good idea to use the IM3 suit lol
TheWolverine08 - 5/20/2014, 5:29 PM
RIP young one.
beto - 5/20/2014, 5:30 PM
Amazing. R.I.P. this kid.

Uncle Corey should have got a blond wig.
ConanLibrarian - 5/20/2014, 5:30 PM
Jesus, I'm sobbing. Rest in peace, sweet little buddy.
SychoSid85 - 5/20/2014, 5:31 PM
That's awesome that even though(unless you believe in ghost, or whatever) this kid didn't get to see any of this, that they all still dressed up. It's touching
LordThanos - 5/20/2014, 5:31 PM
A nice way to send off a young fan who passed before his time.
TheRationalNerd - 5/20/2014, 5:31 PM
LaserKing - 5/20/2014, 5:32 PM
It is nice to see how comics can touch people in a positive way.
MrBlackJack - 5/20/2014, 5:33 PM
Rest in peace buddy.
Enphlieuwince - 5/20/2014, 5:37 PM
The good die young. RIP
Desrow - 5/20/2014, 5:37 PM
Rest in peace lil' buddy.
staypuffed - 5/20/2014, 5:40 PM
That is amazing. Far out. RIP, little guy.
Pedrito - 5/20/2014, 5:42 PM
Very sad. Rest in peace little guy.
dcnoob122 - 5/20/2014, 5:48 PM
I keep crying about this.rip superhero. RIP
tysonchaos101 - 5/20/2014, 5:48 PM
condolences goes out to this little boy's family r.i.p youngblood
nova480s - 5/20/2014, 5:49 PM
his first love was spiderman, good kid..rip
Starfox - 5/20/2014, 5:51 PM
Rest in Peace lil guy.
batmanvsuperman - 5/20/2014, 5:53 PM
Sad and special R I P young one
Marqy - 5/20/2014, 5:54 PM
Too much feels .... sad feels because its alwas horrible when a young person passes away but also this feelin that superhero mythos play a larger role ... too many feels
Lozzy - 5/20/2014, 5:54 PM

Dude, not here.
SychoSid85 - 5/20/2014, 5:56 PM
If the Avengers and the Justice League can co-exist, why can't we?
KevMerica - 5/20/2014, 5:57 PM
Props to @nailbiter111 for posting such a great piece.
SychoSid85 - 5/20/2014, 5:57 PM
That Ironman costume looks sweet. I loved the color scheme of that suit
Ghostriderjoe - 5/20/2014, 5:59 PM
A perfect send off for a little hero
SugarYumYum - 5/20/2014, 6:02 PM
Aw, RIP little guy.

I never given much thought to my funeral before but now I wanna go out like a boss.
Superman8 - 5/20/2014, 6:05 PM
I live in the town this kid is from, West Lafayette, IN.
My girlfriend's mom actually works with his mother.
She told me the story and all about this great little kid.

Loved him so superheroes. Fought a good fight.

NealAdams - 5/20/2014, 6:06 PM
So sad. Enjoy heaven little man.
sKeemAn - 5/20/2014, 6:06 PM
I read this earlier, it almost brought tears to my eyes. That was awesome for the family to do this. RIP kid. thanks for posting this @nail.
jasonicus - 5/20/2014, 6:11 PM
How about that anchor woman? Nice.

Also, RIP. This is a cute story.
AwesomeSauce - 5/20/2014, 6:15 PM
@TheAbary That's what I thought about the MoS suit.
JoeMomma29 - 5/20/2014, 6:18 PM
Awwww at such a young age, great lesson for some people on this site. Heck this kid only saw heroes not Marvel vs. DC.
Indy - 5/20/2014, 6:19 PM
RIP he's in a better place.
MARVELFAN1995 - 5/20/2014, 6:24 PM
Rest in peace lil' man!
cimmerian - 5/20/2014, 6:31 PM
RIP, Brayden.
ibravosp5 - 5/20/2014, 6:34 PM
I am literally sick of hearing news on this site about kids dying and having a super hero themed funeral.. It's literally too sad to see happen...these kids won't ever have a chance to experience these new cool things coming soon in life....especially since he's a spiderman fan, he won't even be able to see future spiderman movies with his uncle later down the line......this just fills my heart up with sadness....R.I.P little boy....
Webhead007 - 5/20/2014, 6:37 PM
R.I.P. kid......
solidsnake512 - 5/20/2014, 6:39 PM
RIP Brayden
Scorpion8125 - 5/20/2014, 6:43 PM
@ ibravosp5


I am one of the biggest as$holes on this site, but allowing ppl to have fun and say good bye to an innocent child in a way that brings them some happiness is the essence of love, heartbreak, and fantasy.

I hope that this child's family can somehow survive and thrive after the most horrible thing they never could have imagined happened.

R.I.P. kid

Demongod20 - 5/20/2014, 6:49 PM
Too sad :(
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