There is no sadder sight in the world than a sick child. That is why when I heard about the simple, yet amazing, work that Heart Heroes does I instantly knew I’d be profiling them here. Heart Heroes, Inc is a 501(c)(3) organization based out of Omaha, Nebraska. Their mission is to provide support and comfort to children and families affected by congenital heart defects (CHD) through the distribution of superhero capes and other forms of encouragement and inspiration.
Started in 2009 by two moms of children battling CHD who wanted to empower their children throughout their journey. They learned by wrapping their child in the simple idea of a superhero cape, their children felt invincible while visiting their cardiologists. In many cases, the children found comfort in their cape amidst a crowd of medical professionals, especially if they couldn’t have the comfort of their parents’ arms during some procedures.