‘Hope for Henry’ event honors the Maryland Batman

Jake says he wants out of the hospital, but enjoys the visit during this year's Hope For Henry Superhero Extravaganza. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Jake says he wants out of the hospital, but enjoys the visit during this year’s Hope For Henry Superhero Extravaganza. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Here is the Waxman Family at this year's Hope for Henry Superhero Extravaganza. Jake says he loves The Avengers. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Here is the Waxman Family at this year’s Hope For Henry Superhero Extravaganza. Jake says he loves The Avengers. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Lilli gets the superhero treatment at this year’s Hope for Henry Superhero Extravaganza. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Catwoman is a regular at the Hope for Henry Superhero Extravaganza. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Catwoman is a regular at the Hope for Henry Superhero Extravaganza. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Larry Robinson, father of late Lenny "Batman" Robinson, gets the Hope for Henry Superhero Award. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Larry Robinson, father of late Lenny “Batman” Robinson, gets the Hope for Henry Superhero Award. (WTOP/Kristi King)
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Jake says he wants out of the hospital, but enjoys the visit during this year's Hope For Henry Superhero Extravaganza. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Here is the Waxman Family at this year's Hope for Henry Superhero Extravaganza. Jake says he loves The Avengers. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Catwoman is a regular at the Hope for Henry Superhero Extravaganza. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Larry Robinson, father of late Lenny "Batman" Robinson, gets the Hope for Henry Superhero Award. (WTOP/Kristi King)

WASHINGTON — Since 2003, the D.C.-based Hope for Henry Foundation has sought to bring joy to children with cancer and other serious illnesses.

Volunteers honored the late Lenny “Batman” Robinson at this year’s Hope for Henry Superhero Extravaganza Wednesday.

Robinson spent nearly 10 years driving his custom “Batmobile” to visit children at local hospitals. He was killed in a wreck on Interstate 70 in August after his car broke down near Hagerstown, Maryland.

“He was such a special friend and partner of ours,” said Laurie Strongin, who founded the charity following her son Henry’s death 13 years ago. “Henry knew how to live well and laugh hard while he faced a very serious life threatening disease.”

Hope For Henry hosts numbers of events throughout the year, such as superhero celebrations, author readings, book signings and spa day pamper parties.

Mike Murillo

Mike Murillo is a reporter and anchor at WTOP. Before joining WTOP in 2013, he worked in radio in Orlando, New York City and Philadelphia.

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