Since 2011, Todd Turfe, a multicultural specialist at DTE Energy, has been dressing up as favorite superhero characters and volunteering his time to visit kids in hospitals all across the metro Detroit area. On a typical day, Turfe’s superhero persona meets with 15-20 children, who are suffering from ailments ranging from broken bones to pneumonia and terminal illnesses.
While he may not have X-Ray vision, bionic hearing or even superhuman strength – when Turfe visits those children, no one can deny that he is, in fact, a Superhero. For Turfe, he’s proud to work for a company that not only encourages his volunteerism, but supports it. In fact, after learning about Turfe’s special powers, DTE Energy is helping to get his Batman costume made – a process that takes up to five months.