It’s easy to feel powerless when you have a chronic illness or disability. Much time is spent having medical treatments and appointments, various therapies and trying to overcome society’s curiosity and sometimes cruelty. It’s easy to forget that every day, you’ve got strength in your adversity. That you’re a superhero. There’s a charity in America that aims to remind children with chronic illnesses and disabilities that they have superhero qualities. The charity is called called Tiny Superheroes and they’ve been bringing smiles to children’s faces since early 2013
I found out about Tiny Superheroes through the Ichthyosis community. Kids in capes kept on popping up on my social media feeds. And my heart melted at the photos. So beautiful! Here’s Evan and Bruli playing the piano.
“TinySuperheroes seeks to empower our little ones — one cape at a time. We donate capes to Extraordinary TinySuperheroes who exemplify strength and determination as they overcome great adversity. Once these Extraordinary TinySuperheroes are comfortable in their new capes, we feature them on our blog, in hopes of giving them a voice, their illness or disability a face, and the world the opportunity to stretch.”
I’ve been so moved by Robyn and her team – the way Tiny Superheroes honours these children is beautiful. Look! Clockwise from left to right: Anthony, Issac and Kenji. (Photos used with permission from Tiny Superheroes.)
I jokingly asked Robyn if I am tiny enough for a cape – at five foot one. And she told me that I absolutely need a cape! The cape arrived in the mail on Saturday 🙂
And I’m all about poking a bit of fun at myself, especially for a good cause!
Robyn hasn’t only been making and shipping capes to chronically ill and disabled children, she’s also sent them to the young survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing.
These small acts of kindness by Tiny Superheroes are making children across the world feel ten feet tall.
You can nominate a Tiny Superhero here.
You can sponsor a cape for a Tiny Superhero here.