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Video: Danville's Cape-Crusading Mom Featured on NBC

Danville's Barbara Casados might not be a sewing expert, but what she can sew is making children smile.

In an inspirational story, NBC Bay Area featured Danville's Barbara Casados last week, who is helping sick kids all over the country in a very unique way.

Casados can't sew shirts or pants, but she can sew one thing — capes. Yes, Superhero capes.

It started with her young son, who is autistic. Dressing him every day became a battle, until she put a cape around his back. Then she started making capes for her son's friends and Casados had started a small superhero cape-making business.

Then a friend gave Casados a list of sick kids who might want capes. So she made capes for all the kids. When she recieved photos of the happy kids with her capes on their back, she stopped the business and focused solely on kids in need of a smile.

She has now sewed more than 500 capes.

"They wear the capes and they feel brave," Casados told NBC Bay Area. "It gives them that sense that it's going to be OK, it's their blanky but it's a cool blanky."

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Lauri Klein August 16, 2012 at 04:11 PM
I agree Alisha. Thank you Barbara for what you are doing.
Barbara Casados August 16, 2012 at 08:19 PM
Thank you both so much for your support!!!
April Jackson August 16, 2012 at 09:26 PM
Kiss The Toad Creations is an amazing organization. I encourage you all to visit their website and sponsor a cape for child who is battling a life threatening illness—the capes are so very powerful and bring smiles and comfort to these children. Barbara, you are the best Cape Crusader I have ever had the pleasure of knowing!
April Jackson August 16, 2012 at 09:26 PM
www.kissthetoadcreations.com
Faye Conway August 17, 2012 at 12:33 AM
Everyone should donate! It's the safisfaction of know that your donation will help put a smile on a sick child!!! I will be back to donate again!

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