Not All Super Heroes Wear Capes

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Not all heroes were born with the supernatural ability to fly like Superman or Thor. Nor were they exposed to toxic chemicals that, in turn, gave them otherworldly strength like Captain America, Hulk or Wolverine. Not all heroes are independently wealthy, granting them seemingly unlimited access to cutting edge weaponized technology like Iron Man or Batman.

Not all heroes wear a uniform and a pair of dog tags, although many do.

So, who are these people who don’t fit the typical profile? They’re involved parents who make personal sacrifices for the greater good of their family. Instead of fighting crime or terrorism they battle the toxic culture in which we live, change diapers, check under the bed for monsters, kiss boo-boos, and give piggy back rides after pulling 10 hour shifts. You’re more likely to find them in a tree fort than atop a skyscraper and they certainly don’t get to cruise around town in anything slightly resembling the Tumbler.

You’ll never hear of the awe-inspiring feats they accomplish on the 6 o’clock news, nor will they ever make front-page headlines. Their deeds go all too often unappreciated or unnoticed. But you won’t hear a peep about it from them. In fact, they wouldn’t trade this gig for all the power in the world. And that’s another reason why they’re so super.

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