Not all heroes wear capes, but sometimes it helps.
An Orlando high school student, Rachel Maretsky, has spent the past 5 years handcrafting mini superhero capes for babies in the NICU at Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies.
This year, the high school junior dropped off a whopping 110 homemade capes to families who were forced to spend Halloween in the hospital.
Maretsky has been working on these for quite some time, cutting and gluing five different designs: Superman, Batman, Batgirl, Wonder Woman and The Incredibles.
During the past five years of crafting the mini capes, Maretsky found herself making long-lasting connections. One family has found the annual gift particularly memorable.
Mom, Karys Blake, who received capes for her twins back in 2017, was so touched by the gift, that she has stayed in touch with Maretsky and still meets up every year for Halloween/Birthday photos with the original costumes they were gifted.
The patient families and staff are delighted with this festive tradition each year and hope Rachel will continue with another donation to finish out her senior year in 2022.