Tiny superheroes combat big challenges with capes made by Seattle mom

People are drawn to 7-year-old Gabby Krueger in a way her mom, Kim Sistek, can’t even explain.

Strangers have approached Sistek in the store and said there was just something about Gabby; they just had to come say hi.

“On some level I think she makes people a little more comfortable to approach and ask questions about people with special needs,” Sistek said. “I think that’s the power of her strength: It allows people to take a moment and appreciate the life they have. She has helped me grow into a whole other person I had no idea I could be.”

Gabby has epilepsy and is completely dependent: She cannot talk, walk or eat on her own. But she is a tiny superhero — her superpowers include perseverance, courage and strength — and she has the cape to prove it. A purple number, with a blue letter “G” hand-sewn on by Robyn Rosenberger.

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