Vermilion HS students hand out superhero capes to special needs - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Vermilion HS students hand out superhero capes to special needs students

Vermilion students watch as recipients of the capes wear them. (Source: WOIO) Vermilion students watch as recipients of the capes wear them. (Source: WOIO)
A Vermilion High School student holds up one of the capes made for kids at Murray Ridge School in Elyria. (Source: WOIO) A Vermilion High School student holds up one of the capes made for kids at Murray Ridge School in Elyria. (Source: WOIO)
ELYRIA, OH (WOIO) -

They came, they saw and they saved the day!

Students from Vermilion High School passed out "superhero" capes to the kids at Murray Ridge School in Elyria.  

The big kids are a part of a peer leadership class where they find service projects and make them their own. This particular idea came via Facebook--- Kids Capes of Courage. Founder Debby Rowland donated the supplies and helped them cut 60 capes to be gifted to these students. Social studies teacher Christine Reynolds says she can't tell who's more excited -- the big kids or the little ones.

"Oh, they're ecstatic," Reynolds said. "They've been talking about delivering these capes for weeks ever since we cut them they said we want to see it done and all finalized."

"I have Andrew and he's 6 years old and he likes trains and cars and trucks. So I put a truck on the front of it with the color blue because that's his favorite color and then I put a bunch of trucks on the back," said Destiny Grim, Vermilion High School student.

Many of the students are non-verbal because of developmental disabilities. Some of them expressed their joy in other ways. Once 3-year-old Jonathon donned his cape, no one could stop him.

It's the exact feeling the big kids were hoping for.

"I hope they wear them when they want to do something good and after they do something good and I hope it makes the really happy because it makes me really happy," said Grim.

The students at Vermilion plan to make this a yearly service project and make those superhero capes again.

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