Today (October 19th) is Cape Day, a special day that started when Dwayne “DJ” Pitts was just three-years-old. He drank some chemicals and they burned the toddler from the tip of his lips to his intestines, his mom says. The little boy spent many months at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta as surgeons reconstructed his esophagus and stomach and he recovered.
While he was in the hospital, a nurse made him a cape out of a pillowcase, to “encourage his spirit to be strong, even when his body wasn’t.” The special gift from the nurse was a huge hit and DJ became known as the little superhero and its taken off from there. He’s now eight and he’s still wearing a cape and he’s spreading kindness with other capes for other young hospital patients.
In honor of the 5th annual Cape Day, there’s a “Be Someone’s Superhero” Kindness Campaign. DJ wants us all to do a good deed in the community in honor of pediatric patients. And really, it’s the least we can do.
Source: 11 Alive