Capes4Heroes makes personalized superhero capes for kids with disabilities, kids with life threatening illnesses and kids who just need to feel empowered. We hope our capes give these deserving kids an extra boost of strength and courage and make them feel like the superheroes they truly are!
Capes4Heroes was founded in 2008 by Barbara Casados. To date, Capes4Heroes has personalized and delivered over 25,000 capes to children all over the United States, as well as worldwide. Heroes have received their capes at superhero parties, camps, hospitals and elsewhere.
Capes4Heros was recently featured on Home and Family, which airs weekdays at 10a/9c on the Hallmark Channel. Press play to watch the video and learn more about Capes4Heroes.
How To Get Involved
If you would like to get involved in Capes4Heroes, please consider making a donation, nominating a hero, or signing up to be a sponsor of an upcoming event. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date!
Share your superhero story with us! Please feel free to email us or connect on Facebook. Here's what moms, dads, and other advocates are saying...
“Greyson got his cape today, and if you can't tell by his face he absolutely loves it <3. Thanks so much for such an awesome organization and the volunteers that make this happen.” -Kate
“Thank you so much for the cape! Jonathan (AKA JP) loves it and could tell right away that it had a star! “ -Faye
“Thank you so much for making the adorable cape for our 5 year old daughter Kelsie! She absolutely loves it! She will bring it with her to the hospital whenever we go!! We really appreciate your kindness!” -- Jackie, Andy, Cole and Kelsie Cousino
“Thank you so much to Tiffany King Martin for sponsoring this beautiful cape for Super Kailey to proudly wear as she fights stage 4 high risk neuroblastoma! She loves it!” -Heather
“Ayden received his cape today July 25, 2018!! He is beyond excited!! In just two short days this sweet boy will be 9!!!” -Stacy
"First of all, thank you so much for this wonderful program. My son loves his cape and has worn it so much since we got it. Thank YOU!!" -Brandy
“Thank you so much for my sons cape. We it so much and it was so nice for him to get some happy mail. God bless you all.” -April
"Thank you so much for this awesome cape!!! We love it and will be wearing it in a Superhero5k we are doing tomorrow!! Thank you for all that you do for these little heroes!" -Meredith
“Thank you so much for the cape!!! It made this little guys night! And it’s SO adorable!!!!!” -Katie
“We saw you guys a Children's Hospital Pittsburgh and you made our day!! Our little Wonder Wendy and her big sister the Amazing Alice love their capes!!! Thank you.” -Emily Marie
“Caleb was super excited about this cape that came in the mail today, It's perfect and he's so happy!! Thank you so very much for everything you guys do for all the little hero's!” -Lauren
“Thank you so much! My little super hero hasn't taken it off all day. This was such a wonderful event to forget about the hospital for awhile! “ -Anastacia
“My 6 yo daughter is in treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia and was overjoyed to receive this beautiful cape-- thank you!! ❤🎗💪” -Beth
“Today Lucia received a superhero cape from Capes4Heroes and she loved it! She is an authentic "Lucia Superhero" with a certificate and everything!” -Lucia's Team
Whether it be a disability, life threatening illness, or life struggle, Capes4Heroes wants to recognize and empower the true heroes among us, those who showcase their strength and courage each day, by rewarding them with a superhero cape! Superhero capes symbolize strength, hope, courage, power and so much more.
Danny was so excited to receive his cape! He told me he is now a real super hero! This couldn't have come at a better time as Danny is having surgery next month. Danny was born with a rare syndrome, Femoral Hypoplasia Unusual Facies Syndrome (only about 100 cases worldwide) and Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency. Visit his Facebook page.
Emma is an almost 8 year old social butterfly whose smile can light up a room. Emma has a rare condition called Cerebellar Facial Dental Syndrome caused by a mutation of her BRF1 gene. So far there have been 6 other patients identified in the World with Emma being the only one in the US. Although we understand that we may not be able to “fix” her, we have an answer, a reason. We have learned to take each day one at a time and enjoy each day we have with her and try to be just as happy as she is.
On March 16, 2017, he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. The first few months were very hard for him. Every week he has chemotherapy. Now he is 5 years old. Day by day he is fighting with this terrible disease. He is a very happy child and enjoys every second of his life.
Meet superhero Kaitlynn. She suffers from Common Variable Immune Deficiency! Kaitlynn is a superhero because she battles every week of three sets of infusions. Kaitlynn is sure sporting all her superhero powers in these pictures!
The cape made Nora’s whole day. She loves her new cape!
Little girl Chloe underwent 5 brain surgeries in 8 weeks this summer due to a stroke/Cavernoma tumor!
Mia was diagnosed with a brain tumor on her pituitary gland just days before her 2nd birthday in November 2011.
Shes a super hero because she had surgery before she was even born. Her mom, Stephanie, decided to have fetal surgery once they learned that Miah had Spina Bifida. Nothing keeps this little lady down and she's so proud to show off her cape!
He's a 6 year old who loves music and is working hard at being a drummer. He's very inquisitive and loves traveling to different places. Christian also has an extensive list of medical complications, but he has the best smile! Although he cannot speak, he knows how to show you what he wants! ..... which includes showing off his superhero cape!
Emma Routh is spunky, fun loving 7-year-old girl that like so many other girls her age - have an affinity for Hello Kitty and Justin Bieber. However, unlike her peers Emma is battling fanconi anemia – a rare blood disorder that leads to bone marrow failure.
Caden was diagnosed with Leukemia when he was 28 months old, he was previously a typical healthy little boy, that all changed overnight-literally.
Introducing Superhero Brantley! What a sweetheart! Brantley was born with Congenital Heart Disease called Tetralogy of Fallot/PA. He has had one open heart surgery, and two catheter procedures so far. He is a superhero because "he does it all with a smile". Please drop by his Facebook page at to learn more about Superhero Brantley and CHD.
This is 1 1/2 year old Ava diagnosed with Down Syndrome and AVSD heart defect. She defies everything that people think of when they think of Down Syndrome. While she has some delays, she reaches her milestones with great pride at her own pace. She brings light into the lives of everyone she meets! Visit her Facebook Page.
Noah Loves his cape. He has autism, epilepsy and dysphagia. Our little guy has never ate real food because his sensory issues (he eats only thin pureed, same food everyday) and he wears his cape when trying something new cause that's just what superheros do. He has had many medical testing and surgeries. he is our little hero. Thank you so much
Jacob Goeders, also known as the Leukemia Slayer, was diagnosed with Leukemia at age 9.
Introducing Super Braedyn!! This amazing 7 year old was born with BA aka Biliary Atresia. By the time she was 3 1/2 months old, she had already had a liver that was failing. Within 4 months of diagnosis and many MANY test being run, she was transplanted with a whole baby liver at 7 1/2 months old. She is a fighter and is MY hero everyday. She is now 7 and loves to sing and dance. Thank you to her awesome sponsor Nadia Durant for helping bring her a smile.
Sweet Layla wearing the cape she received tonight. This superhero is recovering from a heart transplant and is doing phenomenal. It's been 23 days and from what we've heard she has been recovering extremely well!