So I made some capes for a few of these people who I thought deserve to be recognized as the heroes that they are...
The first one I made is for those brave women out there battling breast cancer. I have know many who have lost their lives to this battle, many who are trying to conquer it still, and many who have won it, for now.
I took the classic breast cancer awareness ribbon and put it inside of a shield applique. It turned out perfect! I believe this cape is great for those of those survivors and fighters out there.
Another group I thought of are those brave children who are struggling with Congenital Heart Defects (CHD). I have a cousin who has been through multiple open heart surgeries battling this foe. He is actually up for another surgery to replace his current pacemaker. (To help his family click here.) I especially wanted to make a cape for him as his surgery approaches, but it was a little harder to do, as there is no official CHD awareness symbol. I improvised.
So I came up with this: A heart with a zipper down the middle inside of a shield.
Both of these capes are reversible, so there could also be the hero's favorite hero logo on the other side.
To make a donation for breast cancer research click here.
To make a donation for CHD research click here.
If you can think of any other real life super heroes who need capes, let me know in the comments.
Thank you for reading!