The phrase, ‘Wakanda Forever,’ doesn’t have to just live in our minds or be played on movie screens for us to relive the enjoyment of Black Panther, and we don’t have to stick to traditional paraphernalia like movie posters and specialty drink cups to take a little piece of The Avengers home with us.
From time-to-time as adults we might envision ourselves onscreen or analyze what we would do in the heat of an action sequence, but it’s really in the hearts and minds of children to totally throw themselves into the character of their favorite superheroes. Recognizing the importance of childhood imagination, Marvel Studios — via its charity component Hero Acts — has donated $1.25 million to Starlight Children’s Foundation to produce more than 26,000 ‘Starlight Gowns.’
These children's hospital gowns will feature the artwork inspired by the suits of eight Marvel superheroes, including the likes of T’Challa (from Black Panther), Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk, Spiderman and more! “Every kid dreams of transforming into their favorite Marvel superhero — and a hospitalized child is no different,” says Starlight’s CEO, Chris Helfrich, and Kevin Feige (President of Marvel Studios), says in a statement, “We are proud to donate.” The large grant celebrates Marvel’s 10-year anniversary, with $800,000 going towards the Make-A-Wish foundation and $450,000 going to Starlight, as part of Disney’s ‘Team of Heroes’ commitment to reimagine the patient and family experience with children’s hospitals.
Of course, no parent or family member wants to see or experience a child being sick or critically ill, but these colorful and vibrant superhero gowns might help any kid feel more alive and powerful!