Capes for Kidz
Several years ago, my parents encouraged my sister and me to volunteer. I was aware of St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital, a local facility with an esteemed reputation for improving the lives of its patients as well as their families.
I started working as a volunteer, and eventually I was asked to co-chair a student volunteer organization. My position at St. Mary’s evolved and later, I worked as a receptionist there.
During my time at St. Mary’s I felt honored to meet so many beautiful children. However one child in particular left a long-lasting impression on my life as well as that of my sister.
Jayden was a young, energetic little boy. He would always greet everyone with a smile, ready to embark on an activity or game. What really set him apart from the other children was his choice of attire. I always remember Jayden dressed in his Spiderman costume. Every time I asked why he was wearing that costume, he had the same response, “I’m a super hero, here to save the world!”
Sadly, Jayden lost his battle, but I know he is now the best-dressed angel in heaven. After getting to know him and his story, I learned how important his costume was to him while he fought his illness. His superhero costume and inspiring personality brought joy to the other children at St. Mary’s as well as everyone with whom he came into contact.
Since his passing, my sister and I constantly talk about Jayden, reminiscing on good memories, and of course, laughing about his costume.
A few days ago, I came across this article, about an unbelievable woman, named Robyn Rosenberger, who began making capes for her son. After realizing her talent, Robyn continued to make capes for over 100 kids, thereby empowering them so they can also feel like superheroes. Robyn’s beautiful capes are handmade on her Singer sewing machine. Today, she has created capes for hundreds of kids, fighting illnesses that are sometimes that are undiagnosed, terminal, or do not have a cure.
When I read the story, I was speechless. My eyes quickly filled with tears, and I was reminded me of that precious little boy who would zoom around the lobby in his costume. Through her blog, TinySuperheroes, Robyn is truly an inspiration, bringing life, love and the gift of perseverance to children and their families.
I have decided to launch the Capes for Kidz at St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital. Robyn has teamed up with me, to make capes for all the children at the facility. But
Each cape costs about 15 dollars to make, from start to finish. To ensure that each child gets to feel and look like a superhero, ready to take on the challenges that life brings, I’m asking you donate $15.
Once I have reached my goal of $5,000, I will host an event at the hospital where the children will personalize their own capes to enhance their already colorful and beautiful personalities. Each donor will receive a picture of the child they supported and empowered with their newfound powers. Keep in mind, that you can support more than one child.
God has blessed each and every one of us with the ability to change the life of another. Please help by providing a cape to a kid, and thereby help fight illness, one superhero at a time.
A donation in any amount can help change a life.
You are all welcome to join the event at St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer. Date is TBD.
We thank you for all your help and support
Team Capes for Kidz
Robyn Rosenberger, TinySuperheroes