Sacred Heart of Jesus School eighth-graders recently made a super impression on the Baton Rouge General Pediatric Burn Center with the donation of 30 superhero capes.
The project was born from a challenge religion teacher Beth Jones made to her students — to define “genuine courage.”
“We talked about genuine courage versus what society deems as heroic, and the students agreed that those battling health issues were the definition of true heroes,” Jones said.
The students decided to create superhero capes for children battling health problems. Funding for the capes came from four anonymous donors.
“Working on the capes made me feel good about doing something for someone else,” student Ashley Stevens said.
The capes will be given to pediatric patients as they leave the hospital and are meant to be worn during outpatient visits. The seventh-graders also created prayer cards for the patients.
“We see so much strength in our patients, and your kindness to them means the world to us,” said Baton Rouge General Regional Burn Center social worker Beth Barback Jarreau, who accepted the capes on behalf of the center.
The class also is donating capes to Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital.