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Superhero Car Wash Helped Raise Funds for Sick Child

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Donations from the car wash went to Gabriel Scheel's medical fund. Donations from the car wash went to Gabriel Scheel's medical fund.
 KENNEWICK, WA- Superhero volunteers washed cars Saturday to raise funds for Gabriel Scheel.

Volunteers from Gold's Gym and the Tri-Cities Fever Football team were there to wash cars for Gabriel.

The 5-year-old boy had a seizure while taking a bath one night.  He has been at the Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane since May 13th.

His family’s insurance will not cover the cost of his treatments, so the community reached out.  Supporters got their car washed by the “superhero” volunteers for a donation to Gabriel's medical needs.  The Red Cross was also there taking blood donations.

Volunteers dressed as superheroes because Gabriel is a fan of superheroes.

“He's fighting and he's strong.  We're all out here being superheroes for him.  His favorite guy is batman and we're just trying to send him some superpowers and get him back to himself,” said Summer Dawn, Corporate Marketing Director at Gold’s Gym.

Gabriel had been on a ventilator but got off of it two weeks ago.  He also had his first treatment Thursday and his family said he is slowly getting better.

For more information on how to help Gabriel Scheel, contact Gold's Gym or the Fever Football offices.