Eli loved Superhero Kid in Training, and told his mom that he needs cowboy boots for more super powers. Eli already has a cape….?
Meet Kaden, a five year old boy who beat 5% odds of survival to begin growing into a beautiful young man. Kaden has a rare bone condition called osteogenesis imperfecta. He was given only months to live, so his parents’ doctor suggested abortion, because his chances of survival were near impossible. His parents bet on the 5% and refused to give up on him. Now, five years later, he amazes doctors every day.
Kaden’s brittle bones have broken 40 times so far, and he’s had many surgeries. Like Elijah Price in the movie Unbreakable, who had the same condition, he could have given into fear and bitterness, but instead he has great love for other people, is fearless even in his condition, and has dreams of becoming something great! His survival alone qualifies him as a superhero in the hearts of so many, but his attitude is even more powerful, and an inspiration to all of us. The full video is here.
His favorite hero is Superman. You can read more of his story after birth here, on his mother’s blog.
If you have your own story, or know of one and would like me to feature it, send me your info HERE. I will get you your own signed copy, and feature the picture or video on my Facebook page and here as well.
So precious… Rosie’s big brother climbed into her crib to read Superhero Kid in Training to her! 🙂
Keep sending me these adorable memories. I love all the little superheroes, all being powerful in their own way!
Yesterday morning, Oak Creek Assembly of God hosted in on Thursday for it’s 2000 members, and invited me to participate with a book signing. It was an amazing success! We sold dozens and dozens of hardcover books at the table, and the church bookstore sold out of their stock too!
Thank you so much to the staff at OCAG for giving us authors the environment to display our work, and support our efforts. And thank you to everyone who came to the table and expressed so muh support! I am truly grateful beyond belief.
If you missed out on a signed copy, just request one here, and I’ll contact you about payment and shipment. I appreciate each of my little superhero readers and their parents!
As Nylah says, a truly great superhero has honorable traits like kindness, courage and strength!
Thank you for being those things to people in your life, Nylah! That’s why you’re my SKIT of the Day!
Claire and Henry are my SKITs of the Day! Here we see them with their dad, Ric Maggard, and their copy of Superhero Kid: In Training!
I am so happy to see the sheer joy on the faces of little ones, and it makes my day. Thank you for sharing, Ric!
On Saturday, August 27th during the 6:45am segment, I was interviewed by Julia Fello of Live @ Daybreak on WTMJ channel 4.
MILWAUKEE — There are more than 2,000 children in foster care any given day in Milwaukee, and less than 600 foster homes. A Milwaukee-area foster mom and nurse just wrote a book she hopes will resonate with every family about conquering your fears.
The new children’s book just published out of Waukesha is called “Superhero Kid in Training” by Kate Dickinson. She shared the challenges of being a foster mom inspired her to write a relatable story about overcoming the fear of riding a bike.
Dickinson also used her experience as a nurse who has seen children wrestle with complicated emotions.
To order your own copy, and get one as a gift for a superhero in your life, please STOP BY HERE and make your request, and I will reach out to you!
SKIT presents my personal superhero… Batman ?
“You only have your thoughts and dreams ahead of you. You are someone and you mean something very special,” sweet boy. I love you!
As much fun as being a superhero can be in our creative imaginations, finding a dream and purpose in life is being a just as much a superhero to those lives you change because of it!
“Mom, this is so cool… maybe I can be an author someday!” ? Lilly, you can do anything! So proud of you. Our #SKIT of the day!
Charonne and Kevin’s little superheroes are learning how to face their fears and be stronger on their own!