Nonprofit superheroes believe in miracles feature Pittsburgh’s brightest stars in 2022 calendar – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Some local kids who face the toughest challenges have the right kind of inspiration for the New Year.

Courage and strength are some of the characteristics that children in the area who are battling disease use every day. Now you can have some of their superhero inspiration in your home.

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Local nonprofit Superheroes Believe in Miracles features some of Pittsburgh’s brightest stars on its 2022 calendar.

“Some were battling cancer, others against transplants,” said founder Amy Faltot. “But these kids were smiling and playing and handling him like superheroes.”

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Faltot started the organization after her son struggled with health and she met other children struggling with life’s toughest challenges.

“You kind of see life differently when you get to know the difficulties of others,” said Faltot.

This year, kids in brave custom costumes battle autism, leukemia, diabetes, organ transplants and deadly food allergies like Giuliana Taylor, who dressed up as Rey Skywalker for her photoshoot.

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Taylor was diagnosed with severe egg and nut allergies.

“She exploded to at least four times her normal size, she was completely unrecognizable,” said her mother Sandra Taylor.

Guiliana Taylor has never gone out to eat like most children. His food is prepared at home.

“Or go to school and have lunch, we don’t go to school for lunch,” the mother said.

Part of the mission of the Superhero Calendar is to bring each child’s “crusade” and inspiration to others who face battle.

“They need prayers, and they always need people to understand the differences between other children and maybe have a little more compassion,” Faltot said.

Click here to learn more about the schedule.

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A happy little note: the two children on the calendar battling leukemia, one has just finished chemo and the other will ring their chemo bell in January.

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