We brought Queen & Hero for a Day to 5 girls and 5 boys as part of our 19th Anniversary tour. If you’d like t lead our programs in the Atlanta area, apply at foradayfoundation.org/start-a-local-chapter
Many of the kids thought the best part of the day was meeting Spider-man in person. One young boy, in his bed during a room visit, perked right up, and though he was unable to speak much, made sure to scramble for his tablet to take his own pictures of Spider-man.
The event was another great example of how a smaller turnout provides much more relatedness and allows more families to soak up the attention they so deserve. We will be back to the Ronald McDonald soon!!
For Emersyn “Em” Brown, it was an afternoon of friends, family, and hometown heroes with the Minnesota Gophers, Carlie Wagner & Lindsay Whalen. Another special Family Experience with the Southern MN chapter.
Thanks to our donors, three tables were set up for costumes: one with all different types of glittery tiaras, one with superhero capes and matching masks, and one with gorgeous yarn wigs generously donated by The Magic Yarn Project. One large table was set up with assorted Valentine’s Day crafts and another had princess makeup kits and nail polish sets.
It is so precious to watch these children meet their heroes, make believe (which they don’t realize that just yet) and some real live heroes that impact our lives daily. These events would not be the same without these people helping to make sweet children believe in fairytales.
One parent said, “Wow I was expecting plastic party crowns, but these are the real deal! These are like actual pageant queen crowns!” The kids absolutely loved feeling so special with their “real” crowns they could take home with them. It was also very popular to be a “Superhero Queen.”
Though the attendance was a little smaller at this event, and our stations were broken up into two rooms, the interaction with the kids and families was just as strong, and their appreciation was high. The night was a blast, and we look forward to being back in a couple months for the annual Luau!