I can’t think of a better way to start my day than to read this.
Aidan has had his Super Hero cape on at the hospital because, really, this is his moment to shine. When I read about the Tiny Super Heroes, I was most thrilled that they are reframing the way we think about kids with disabilities. You’ve heard me say that Aidan has Special Powers. Yesterday has Spread the Word to End the Word day. If Congress can get rid of the word Retarded, by golly so can you. This reframe will take more than us parents working so hard to show off how precious and capable our children are.
I don’t think anyone realizes how much kids superhero capes mean to kids. It makes them feel invisible and helps them overcome nearly anything they’re afraid of. Not to mention they get to dress up as their ultimate favorite superhero, making them feel great about themselves. Aidan is so happy when he’s wearing his! I’ve never seen a smile so big when he’s gt it on. Who would have thought a cape could make a child so happy but it really does.
So thank-you Tiny Super Heroes for joining us. From myself and on behalf of everyone you have ever helped, thank you. It may seem like a small gesture, but your kindness and generosity really does mean the world. If you would like to nominate a Super Hero or buy a cape for someone you love, go here.