Speaking of the world, another HUGE PROJECT, that was inspired by one little boy and one little cape has reached thousands upon thousands of kids across the globe. Tara’s best friend Laura, also a non-profit Board Member, had a little boy named Maiysn. When he was diagnosed with cancer, Tara living so far away, couldn’t get there to hug him or send love. So, instead she put out on Happy Soul Project a call for help to make a Superhero cape for him.
From that one cape an entire project called Kick-It-Capes began to soar.
They’ve hung on IV poles as kids have gotten chemo treatment, they’ve awaited others receiving a devastating diagnosis. They’ve even, unfortunately, way too many times, laid as a symbol of bravery upon caskets.
From volunteer cape makers, highschool class projects, to communities that have held sewing bees, this project is sadly never-ending as there are always children in need of one.
Happy Soul Project also has numerous hospitals in Canada & the United Kingdom receiving Preemie Kick-It-Capes to outfit their NICU wards.
Kick-It-Capes are more than two pieces of fabric with a superhero logo. They symbolise a child’s bravery, they recognize the courage and strength of not only the child, but the whole family, and they show that friends, family, the community, and complete strangers are rooting for them.
To nominate a child please visit our Kick-It-Capes Facebook Page.
And then of course along the way, a community rose that is lovingly named #PipsArmy.
They are what make our projects work.
They are who hopefully stand up for what we preach.
They are YOU.
And we thank you for being a part of all this.
Throughout the many Projects we strive to show representation matters, spark the conversation that change is needed and of course celebrate that different is indeed beautiful.