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Virginia Discovery Museum Holds Superhero Training Camp

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

Children in Charlottesville are learning about real-life heroes at Superhero Training Camp. The camp kicked off Monday morning at the Virginia Discovery Museum on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall.

All week long a dozen superheroes-in-training are learning from the pros: community heroes from around Charlottesville.

Monday, Dr. Dan Ricciardi talked about ways he helps people every day in the Martha Jefferson Hospital emergency room and how the superheroes-in-training can help people too.  Ricciardi brought all his superhero equipment - a stethoscope, a splint, supplies to give people stitches, and more. 

The students asked questions about the ways he sews people up and helps them get healthy. They also learned how to be superheroes at any age, in any job.

"Everybody is a superhero and that's a really important thing, because everybody can help.  Some people can just help wash the dishes or do anything around their home.  I mean that's something everybody can do," said one superhero-in-training, Jacob Miller.

The camp will be held each day this week.  New superheroes will visit each day including a Marine, a police officer, and an emergency room vet.

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