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TinySuperheroes Membership Launch!

All Kids. All Abilities. One Squad.

Today is a day I’ve been working towards for a long time. It always feels terrifying to put something new out there…especially something that is close to your heart. But for about a year now, my heart has been transforming within TinySuperheroes, and the new Membership that we are releasing tomorrow (ahhh!) is the manifestation of my desires for the growth and future of TinySuperheroes.

For the first 3.5 years of TinySuperheroes, we have been working towards fulfilling our Mission of empowering Extraordinary kids as they overcome illness or disability. With over 10,000 capes sent to kids, I am pleased with what this community has accomplished.

Our capes have traveled to thousands of surgeries, been admitted to the hospital countless times, and have even served as symbols of hope at services when some of our TinySuperheroes have left earth to join our Angel Squad.

I am so thankful that our capes have brought hope and joy to many families, and we’re certainly going to continue sending capes, but I believe our TinySuperheroes community has the power and opportunity to do so much more, and we want YOU to be a part of it.

I’ve been working on this project for awhile now, but the seeds were planted during a brief, subtle, experience at the grocery store.

I was in line at checkout, and while I almost always find a way to spark conversation with people in line while we wait, I hesitated to do so with the man behind me who looked quite different than me. I wasn’t trying to be rude and I certainly wasn’t trying to offend him, but I realized in that moment that I was treating him differently.  And just as mortifying … I realized that my four year old was watching. It hit me like a ton of bricks.

So I started doing research and was shocked to find out that 3 and 4 year olds demonstrate the same level and type of bias as adults.  And not so surprising, children learn their own parent’s prejudiced attitudes simply by observing how their parents interact with people from other groups.

With my own insecurities, fears and shortcomings staring me right in the face, I realized that my actions will most likely determine how my son treats children at school who look differently than he does.  

Because of TinySuperheroes, I have had the opportunity to meet kids from all different walks (and rolls) of life. I’ve met amazing kids battling cancer, others using Down Syndrome as their superpower, some overcoming Spina Bifida and others fighting Rare Diseases. With each child I met, my desire for the world to know about their Extraordinary strength and courage only grew.

But I began to see that the people in my life outside of TinySuperheroes were not having the same experiences. And more notably, their kids were not having these experiences. It began to make sense why kids would avoid sitting at a lunch table with a child in a wheelchair…if they’ve never met or talked to a child in a wheelchair!

I believe that TinySuperheroes can bridge this gap. If we proactively introduce children to things outside of their norm, remove the fear associated with differences, and open doors for conversations within families, we can mold a generation of kids who are kind.

So this is where the TinySuperheroes Squad Membership comes in. Our Membership is for ALL kids with ALL abilities! Each month, the special child in your life will receive a unique package in the mail. In each month’s TinySuperheroes Mission, they will meet a new TinySuperhero, collect trading cards, participate in character-building activities, and earn patches for their capes!  

My hope is that over time, after meeting kids with a variety of differences, the wheelchair will no longer feel scary, and talking about the wheelchair won’t be avoided! Just as I hope that my son will be able to embrace the things that make him different than the other kids at school.

So there you have it. I’m nervous, anxious and excited…I can’t wait to show you our video and the actual details of our Membership….and we really hope you’ll sign up!

Much love,
Robyn

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www.TinySuperheroes.com/Membership

8 replies
  1. carol davis
    carol davis says:

    I LOVE what you’re doing, spreading love and understanding to ALL people. It’s really warmed me cockles, ; } to meet all of the Super Heros that you’ve given capes too. Keep up the beautiful work!

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  2. Lindsay
    Lindsay says:

    I’m so proud of you and I’m so
    Proud of this! I couldn’t agree more! Not only do you have our support but any help you need! Takes one person to change lives and inspire others to be this and you will be that one person! You inspired me to pass your knowledge! Good job and never stop

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  3. Skeie
    Skeie says:

    Robyn,

    You continue to inspire me! What a wonderful way to grow and strengthen the TinySuperheros family. Thank you for all you do ❤️

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  4. Liz Russell Drummond
    Liz Russell Drummond says:

    Robyn! This is another great idea! I had never met a child with cancer until I was 43 years old and that child was my own! I watched her class accept her and pray for her and love her! I thought about the awesome experience for them, one that most don’t ever know! This is a great opportunity for all kids! We all have challenges and it helps to know people who are like us and those who are so starkly different!

    We will be with you every step of the way! Thanks for making Jubi a Tiny Superhero!

    Love,
    Liz

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