‘m generally not a “cause” kind of guy. When I did my marathon through Team-In-Training, which supports the Leukemia/Lymphoma society and requires a level of fundraising from their participants, I just put the entire required fundraising sum on my credit card and paid it off myself over time because I found fundraising so distasteful. The people in my life knew what I was doing. They knew it took money. If they wanted to donate, they could come to me. They didn’t need me spamming them, and asking them to spam their friends/families with solicitations. As you continue reading please know that I am very sensitive to that sort of thing. That said, I am grateful for every single person who’s ever taken the time to read this blog. The last thing I want to do is alienate anyone by pushing some “cause” on you. But this…
…this I just had to be a part of.
In the summer of 2012 Robyn Rosenberger dusted off her sewing machine and made a superhero cape for her nephew’s second birthday. She then made one for my son but quickly realized there were other kids out there who actually WERE TinySuperheroes! She had been following the blog of a special girl named Brenna who was born with a very rare and severe skin disease. While she thought her son looked really cute in his cape, it became clear that Brenna NEEDED a cape!
After empowering Super Brenna with her cape in January 2013, Robyn featured Brenna’s story on her blog ( TinySuperheroes.com ) to help raise awareness, and was immediately met by dozens of other Extraordinary kids, each with their own remarkable story! Quickly, the dozens have turned into hundreds and in four months Robyn has empowered over 500 TinySuperheroes in 35 states and 5 countries!
Naturally Robyn needs help stepping up to the challenge (and incredible demand). She’s set up a fundraising campaign with the goal of raising enough funds to provide 1,500 capes to Tiny Superheroes all over the world, wherever they may be. The moment I saw it I knew this was something I had to be a part of. So last night, on behalf of the DorkDaddy.com readers, I made a donation.
Now I’m not asking you to donate, but if you want to there are only 6 days left in the campaign. (Sorry for the short notice. I only learned about Robyn and her crusade yesterday.) You can find the link to the indiegogo fundraising site here:
What I will ask of you though, especially if this campaign touches you the way it does me, is to share this blogpost on your own social media platform(s). I’ve made it super easy for you. Just click-y on the little facebook/twitter/pinterest/redit icons at the bottom of this post.
I don’t need you or your friends to feel obligated to give away your own hard-earned money. I just want the whole world to know about the Tiny Superheroes and about Robyn Rosenberger, who I think you’ll agree is a superhero in her own right.