Cape Day Atlanta to be held October 21

Special to The Times

By popular demand, Cape Day ATL will return Friday, October 21 and local children can join in the fun by by sharing a photo with their capes on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram.

Some superheroes battle scary villains. At Children’s, their young crusaders fight even scarier foes—things like weakened hearts, brain injuries and cancers that wreak havoc on the joys of childhood. Cape Day launched in 2014 as a way for individuals to come together and celebrate kids who spend their days in the hospital, instead of in the homes and classrooms where they belong. Two years later, the event has made local, national and international headlines. On Cape Day, the hospital will bombard current and former patients with photos that show the Atlanta community wearing capes just for them.

Local children are invited to share photos of themselves wearing capes on social media for Cape Day Atlanta. Special photo

A boy named Tuff from Henry County is helping them get the word out by co-starring in their Cape Day video. The video can be viewed on the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Facebook page.

Tuff is a recently diagnosed severe diabetic who has spent a lot of time at Children’s the past few years. He has a service dog named Khia who goes to school with him and can sense when it is time for Tuff to check his levels.

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