When Brenna was still a newborn and I posted the first photos of her online, Evan's aunt later told me that she was a little nervous about looking at them, because of how I had already described Brenna's appearance. But then, she said, while taking a peek at our precious girl, all she could see was "a little superhero."
I absolutely loved that description...and Brenna has surely been quite the superhero in her short life.
When I got an email from the caring person behind Tiny SuperHeroes, Robyn, saying that she wanted to send personalized superhero capes to Brenna and Connor, I immediately thought back to that initial comparison of Brenna to a superhero :)
The mission of Tiny SuperHeroes is to empower little ones, one cape at a time. And the really cool thing is that they use a portion of their proceeds to make capes for "Extraordinary SuperHeroes" like Brenna, who "exemplify strength and determination as they fight illness or disability". These amazing children are featured on their blog - Brenna was the first one! Robyn is an incredible story-teller, and her posts about these incredible children are inspiring and heart-wrenching.
Besides Brenna, Tiny Superheroes has also empowered and featured another family in the ichthyosis community, Super Wyatt, whose family has been through so much this past year, as they grieved the loss of Wyatt's twin brother at 18 weeks gestation and then had to face the critical situation of Wyatt being born with not only ichthyosis but at just 27 weeks.
I am just thrilled that Tiny Superheroes is not only giving back in such a thoughtful way, but also helping to raise awareness of ichthyosis!
And of course, along with Brenna's cape, they couldn't forget about her trusty superhero sidekick...
My little superheroes :)
the Tiny Superheroes blog that for every cape purchased in February, another cape will be donated to an Extraordinary Tiny Superhero like Brenna! What cute gifts these capes will make for the superheroes in your life.
Thank you Tiny Superheroes, for empowering these children, and for raising awareness about so many children who are fighting the odds with their own special superhero powers :)