Fox 4: Superheroes, family of fallen WyCo deputy buy $25,000 worth of toys for Children’s Mercy kids
By Megan Dillard
Superheroes took over the Target toy section in Mission on Monday night. It was part of a $25,000 shopping spree for the patients at Children’s Mercy Hospital.
William Binderup, the owner of Elite Comics, has been collecting donations for a year to purchase all the toys.
Children’s Mercy provides a list of needs to Binderup, and he coordinates with the heroes, both costumed and not, to comb through the store.
One of the youngest shoppers was a sweet 10-year-old girl named Emma.
"I want their spirits to have that Christmas shine in their hearts. I want them to be happy," she said.
She's so laser-focused on other kids and their pain that you might not realize she's gone through her own share of sorrow. Her father, Wyandotte County Deputy Patrick Rohrer, was killed in June in a line-of-duty-death.
Rohrer was an avid comic fan and took his family to the shopping event every year.
The gifts were delivered in a rented U-haul Monday night. Parents of patients will get to pick gifts on Friday from the hospital’s Snowflake Shop.
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