Superhero funeral for 5-year-old boy who died from brain tumour
A 5-year-old boy, who died after a battle with a rare form of brain cancer, was sent off by his favourite superheroes at his funeral earlier this week in Indiana.
Brayden Denton had loved comic book heroes from the age of 3, with Spider-Man being his favourite.
So it was only fitting that the six pallbearers, who were Brayden's relatives, dressed as the superheroes he had grown to love.
Brayden was diagnosed with the rare form of brain cancer known as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) last year. He had endured 30 rounds of radiation treatment.
And throughout the ordeal, his love for superheroes never wavered.
His mother Staci Denton told New York Daily News: "The whole time I saw them carrying Brayden, he was probably up there going, 'This is so cool'.
"That was his world. That's what he would have wanted," added Ms Denton, who wore a Spidey T-shirt to the funeral.
Souces: New York Daily News, The Mirror