MADISON (WKOW) --- Superheroes, princess crowns and limousines – all for one special little girl.
Keegan Denecke, 9-years-old, was given a special day filled with surprises and fun to celebrate her ending battle with Leukemia. The day couldn't have been made possible without the help a some unlikely superheros and UW-Madison students.
The students, who are part of nationwide group called Love Your Melon (LYM), is an apparel brand run by college students across the country on a mission to give a hat to every child battling cancer in America. The organization reserved more than 45,000 hats to donate to children battling cancer in the United States. LYM college student ambassadors dress up as superheroes as part of a way to help children laugh and cope when visiting with them.
“I enjoy being Super-girl especially when I see faces like Keegan's light up,” Anne Murphy, president of LYM at UW-Madison said.
Keegan joined by her family and close friends was chauffeured around Madison in a black stretch limousine, something she said made her feel like a princess.
“I feel very special,” Keegan said. “I am so happy for today.”
Keegan spent most the day touring Madison while surrounded by superheros. A very symbolic tribute for little Keegan said big brother Gavin Denecke who said his sister is a superhero and the most deserving of this special day.
"We've been planning for a few months with everyone's help," Denecke said. "We've been able to put together a really really cool day."
The night ended with the acapella show at the Orpheum Theater dedicated to Keegan.