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ArtWorks turns Cincinnati Children's patients into superheroes

3-year-old Grayson received the perfect outfit to prepare for battle after his fourth open heart surgery at Children's Hospital. 3-year-old Grayson received the perfect outfit to prepare for battle after his fourth open heart surgery at Children's Hospital.
The Hero Design Facilitators work with kids and their families to identify their own real world super powers. The Hero Design Facilitators work with kids and their families to identify their own real world super powers.
After five days of designing, the capes were stitched and ready! After five days of designing, the capes were stitched and ready!
Evelyn received her superhero cape, and it was all smiles. Evelyn received her superhero cape, and it was all smiles.
Introducing... Super Grayson! Introducing... Super Grayson!
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

A local organization is helping patients at Cincinnati Children's Hospital discover their inner superhero.

The Hero Design Company, a project by ARTWORKS, works to encourage children facing emotional, physical or medical hardships.

One way they do so is through the creation of custom superhero capes.

"We believe every kid deserves to be recognized and know that they are powerful," explained Hero Design Co. Project Manager Ryan Mulligan.

These 'Hero Design Facilitators' work with children and their families to identify their own personal strengths, abilities, and real world super powers. 

"They really are heroes especially to us. They are so strong, and they're brave, and we are really proud of them, said ArtWorks team member Becky Roetker. "I know they're families are proud of them, and we want to make sure they know everyone is proud and that they are proud of themselves."

After five days of designing, this year's superhero capes were ready.

ArtWorks began the project in 2012 touching the lives of hundreds of children and adults. 

To learn more about Hero Design Co. and how you can get involved, contact cait@ArtWorksCincinnati.orgYou can also make a donation to the project here: http://www.artworkscincinnati.org/HeroDesignCo/.

You can also visit Hero Design Company on Facebook.

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