Dexter is a three year old Hero, well he's one of my heroes ;-)
I met Dexter's mom in 2013 through photography connections and we have remained great friends since. When she learned of Dexter's heart defects she took immediate action, preparing for their journey after Dexter joined us earthside. I've had the opportunity to document just about every milestone of Dexter's life. Mindy has always embodied incredible strength, her love for her son is so apparent. Dexter has been through multiple surgeries and procedures and every time he amazes staff with his kindness and ability to stay positive despite all the activity around him.
This last surgery was a big one and Dexter hasn't had the fastest recovery this go around. Mindy and Derek (his parents) being very active in the cosplay community had made connections with the Portland Superheroes coalition in hopes of bringing a superhero out to see Dexter while he was in recovery. I knew I needed to get over to the hospital to capture this amazing meeting!
The incredible volunteers at the Portland Superheroes Coalition went above and beyond, Spiderman came swinging in with such incredible gifts for Dexter and his brother. Dexter even hopped out of bed and sat up for a while which is something they really wanted him to during recovery.
The entire visit was just so awesome, The Portland Superheroes coalition often works with programs like make a wish and I am so thankful I was able to document this visit with such a deserving family. Thank you to all the volunteers for everything you do for the community and these awesome kiddos.
Please be sure to check out what they are up to and how you can support their mission.
- Jessie Clark