My name is Robyn Rosenberger and I’m the founder of TinySuperheroes! In August 2012, my nephew was celebrating his 2nd birthday and I wanted to make him an AWESOME birthday present, so I dusted off my sewing machine and made him a superhero cape! I thought it turned out pretty cute so I made some more for other kids (and dogs) in my life!
And it turned into a mission.
During this time, I had been following a blog about a sweet girl named Brenna who was born with a very rare and severe skin disorder called Harlequin Ichthyhosis. She was born just 2 months after my son and I became invested in her journey, reading her blog daily. One day it dawned on me – while my nephew and son looked cute in their capes, Brenna needed one! I contacted Brenna’s family and sent her and her Super Sidekick brother capes in January 2013. Unbeknownst to me, in that moment, TinySuperheroes was born and my heart and life would never be the same.
A small hobby of making capes turned into a movement in just months. In our first year, with the help of supporters all over the world, we were able to send over 4,000 capes to Extraordinary kids in all 50 states and 16 countries. Children with cancer, congenital heart defects, Epilepsy, undiagnosed syndromes, rare diseases, Autism, and all sorts of other TinySuperhero powers have revealed their true identities through their capes.
Words could never begin to describe the way that TinySuperheroes has transformed my life. These Extraordinary children and their families have taught me how to be joyful, grateful, hopeful and strong. I am forever indebted to them. Because of them, we will charge forward in our mission – to empower all TinySuperheroes everywhere one cape at a time!
Robyn Rosenberger started TinySuperheroes in 2013 while living in Seattle, WA. She has since moved with her husband, dog and two sweet boys to live closer to family in St. Louis, MO. Robyn is not a seamstress by trade, but has embraced the incredible journey that TinySuperheroes has become. She is open to the challenges that accompany such a venture and has used the opportunity to face many of her fears. (Spiders not being one of those…yet.) As a family, they enjoy sunny days at the park, walks through the neighborhood, making new friends, and baking lots of chocolate chip cookies (mainly for the cookie dough). They miss the mountains and water of Seattle but are happy to be back near their village in the midwest!