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14 Days Until BIO 2015: Spotlight on TinySuperheroes

June 1, 2015
Every child dreams of being a superhero. Some who are forced at a very young age to overcome an illness or disability may need a little reminder every once in a while of that brave hero they have inside of them. Thanks to Robyn Rosenberger, these kids are getting the superpower strength they need.

Robyn established TinySuperheroes in 2013 after being moved by the story of a young girl, Brenna, who was born with a very rare and severe skin disorder. Wanting to remind Brenna and her family of just how brave she is, Robyn sent her a superhero cape. A year later, over 4,000 capes were sent to tiny superheroes – children battling cancer, congenital heart defects, epilepsy, and rare disease – in all 50 states and 16 countries.

Tiny Superheroes’ mission is simple but profound: “TinySuperheroes seeks to empower and unite extraordinary kids as they overcome illness or disability – one cape at a time.” The capes give kids the strength they need to show the world that they are rising above great adversity – just like a superhero.

Super Brenna is just one of the TinySuperheroes.  There’s also Super Finn Lee who was born with Coronary Heart Disease and underwent two open heart surgeries before his first birthday and Super Leo who, at seven months, became one of just four people in the world to be diagnosed with MEDNIK syndrome.  You can read about more of the TinySuperheroes on Robyn’s blog.

This year, Robyn is bringing her mission to the 2015 BIO International Convention.  TinySuperheroes will be on site, providing attendees with the opportunity to nominate, purchase, or sponsor a cape for an extraordinary kid.  For every cape sold, a second cape is donated to a child on the waiting list.

The theme of the 2015 BIO International Convention is “Everyday Superheroes,” and no one fills that role better than the boys and girls, including Super Brenna, Super Finn Lee, and Super Leo, who proudly wear their TinySuperhero cape as they defy and defeat the evil villain – the disease or condition which they are so courageously battling with their tiny superpowers of courage, strength, and determination.