Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines HERO as the following:
a : a mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability
b : an illustrious warrior
c : a man admired for his achievements and nobel qualities
d : one who shows great courage
Call me crazy, but I'm pretty sure that they just described a Heart kiddo!
There is one problem though....most heroes wear capes! That seems like a pretty easy problem to fix.
Heart Heroes is an organization that recognizes heart warriors like Charlotte for the heroes that they are. They understand that while these kiddos laugh, play and enjoy life just like any other child, they have "super powers" that carry them through life-saving operations, countless hours in doctor's offices, pokes, prods and everything else a child shouldn't have to experience. Heart Heroes rounds out the superhero exterior by providing capes to children with congenital heart disease in hopes that they will feel invincible!
This weekend I was HONORED to be a part of the Heart Heroes fashion show in Omaha. This event accomplished 3 huge goals. 1) To give these little heroes the chance to strut their stuff in their incredible capes 2) To raise awareness for congenital heart disease among new and expecting parents and 3) to raise money so that they can continue to donate capes to all of the heart heroes out there.
Since we happened to be in town the weekend of the big show, one of the Heart Hero moms asked if I would want to take part in the event. Lucky for me I had a few of Charlotte's biggest supporters along to help out with the actual "modeling" part and a HUGE group of supporters in the crowd! Thank you HEART HEROES for including us in this special day and for helping us honor our own little hero.
Aubrey sporting her new cape! They gave this to her in memory of Charlotte. It has two hearts on the back...one to represent Aubrey and the other one Charlotte.
Check out Heart Heroes at http://www.heartherocapes.com/.