When Renee Bergeron’s son Apollo was diagnosed with a rare heart defect she knew life for her precious boy was never going to be easy. But Apollo turned out to have the fighting spirit of a superhero and this inspired Renee to start a powerful photography project for special needs kids.
By the time he was three years old, Apollo had experienced two heart surgeries, a gastric feeding tube implanted and a multitude of medical procedures. Yet in front of his mum Renee’s camera he always posed with confidence.
Apollo loved seeing the photos of himself as a superhero, and Renee decided she wanted to share this power of image with other children. The Superhero Project was born.
In these beautiful photos the physical limitations of special needs kids are removed and we are shown what they really hold inside: the strength, courage, and power of a superhero.
Through the Superhero Project, Renee Bergeron offers free photography sessions for kids with special needs in hopes to raise awareness and just as a gift and a reach-out to families in similar situations to her own.
This heartwarming photo collection is published on Bergeron’s blog and each photo session is accompanied by a short bio on the adorable superhero pictured. Warm fuzzy feelings are guaranteed.
We at Babyology just love these stunning photos and the stories behind them. The Superhero Project captures so much more than children with disabilities, it shows us the joy, the energy, and the imagination that all children share.