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Fallen deputy’s daughter continues his push to help others

Posted at 8:36 AM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-18 09:36:21-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — More than a dozen Superhero Santas shopped Monday night for the kids staying at Children’s Mercy Hospital.

Local cosplayers added some holiday cheer to their costumes as they shopped at Target.

“I just really want to make children happy and content with what they have for Christmas,” Emma Rohrer said.

The festive helper was dressed as one of Santa's elves.

“I do it for my dad, too,” Rohrer added. “He used to come here every year but he passed away a year ago.”

Her dad is fallen Wyandotte County sheriff's deputy, Patrick Rohrer.

Patrick Rohrer was an avid cosplayer and member of the Superhero Santas.

Emma Rohrer saved money for months, and so did Children’s Mercy Hospital and Elite Comics.

The goal of the shopping is to make sure everyone at the hospital has a Merry Christmas.

After the shopping spree, a truck was loaded up with toys and taken to the hospital.

In its 7 years, the Superhero Santa Project has raised more than $100,000 for Children’s Mercy Hospital.