Foundation spreading strength one photo at a time

Spreading strength one photo at a time
Posted at 6:40 PM, Aug 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-27 21:40:42-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A Portland nonprofit is spreading hope and strength where it's needed most, to children and teens battling cancer, living with special needs, or coping after trauma.

The Capes and Crowns Foundation gives these warriors a chance to live out their superhero fantasy for a day, dressing them up in the hero, princess or athlete of their choice.

With the help of imagination and Photoshop, the result is a captivating photo the family can cherish forever. 

“It reminds these kids they are the real superheroes," said Kylie Cole, Founder and President of the foundation.

Because many of the children have a terminal illness, Cole says every photo shoot must be perfect.

Her team goes the extra mile, not only with staged photo shoots but also photographing hospice sessions and memorial services.

“It's very obvious, this is what my entire life was meant for," said Cole.

Capes and Crowns is touring the country to reach as many kids as possible.

For the Los Angeles/San Diego trip, costumes alone cost $6,000.

The team hopes people watching will be inspired by their mission and donate to help more kids live out their wildest imaginations.