Photographer Makes Sick Kids' Dreams Come True By Turning Them into Superheroes
Photographer Josh Rossi spent $1,500 last year turning his 3-year-old daughter into Wonder Woman, and the photo series went viral. This year, he did another passion project for a great cause: he photographed kids with diseases and disabilities as Justice League superheroes.
"The whole idea was to take the things that are weaknesses for the kids such as cancer and other diseases and turn them into strengths," Rossi tells PetaPixel. "I worked with 6 kids under the age of 8 and completed a movie poster style image for each of them."
The custom replica costumes created for each of the kids were valued at over $10,000, but each one was donated for this good cause. Once the photos were planned, shot, and edited, Rossi created giant framed prints and surprised each child on camera.
"It was amazing seeing the excitement on their faces!" Rossi says. Here are each of the kids, their superhero portraits, and the video of them receiving the print:
"The kids that my team and I chose have been through hell and back and have real superhuman strength!" Rossi writes. "It is exactly their weaknesses that make them strong! Together they form The Justice League!"
Learn more about each child's condition and their EPIC photo shoots here.
Video Credit: George Takei Presents