In The News

October 2015


Spunky superheroes spread heart defect awareness

Superheroes come in all shapes and sizes, and two little ones in Knoxville are spreading awareness of congenital heart defects.

View the WBIR Knoxville story here.


joshuaMorristown boy, 8, with rare heart condition joins Superhero Heart Race

WATE6 out of Knoxville shares the story of Joshua and his family’s unique CHD story.

View the WATE story here.

September 2015


Hometown Heroes to receive awards for their huge hearts

Heart Heroes, Inc was selected to receive the Omaha FBI’s Hometown Hero Award.  KETV Omaha, sponsor of the event, reports on the organization and Heart Hero Ethan.

View the KETV Story here.


Hometown Heroes to be recognized for community efforts

The Omaha World Herald previews the 2015 FBI Hometown Hero winners.

Read the OWH Article here.


avaAn Uncommon Bond

WOWT Channel 6 Omaha and reporter Joe Chiodo tell the story of DaNae and Ava, a mother and daughter Heart Hero duo, before the Omaha Superhero Heart Run.

View the WOWT Story here.


Turnout for Superhero Heart Run Doubles

KPTM Fox 42 Omaha covers the Omaha Superhero Heart Run.

View the article here.


WOWTthumbSuperhero Have Heart in their Fight

WOWT Channel 6 Omaha covers the Omaha Superhero Heart Run with emcee, Malorie Maddox.

View WOWT Story Here.



The Morning Blend – Superhero Heart Run

Kitty Burton and Cori Bumgardner, Heart Hero family, join The Morning Blend to talk about Omaha’s Superhero Heart Run.

View The Morning Blend segment here.


NBCNebThumSuperhero Heart Run Raises Money…Awareness

NBC Nebraska Kearney covers the Superhero Heart Run Kearney

View NBC Nebraska article here.



RegisterThumbDes Moines Register Photos – Superhero Heart Run

The Des Moines Register was on hand to capture some great photos of the Des Moines Superhero Heart Run.

View photos here.




GreatDayThumbGreat Day Des Moines – Superhero Heart Run

Event chairs from the Des Moines Superhero Heart Run visit with the hosts of Great Day Des Moines.

View Great Day Des Moines video here.



December 2014


Heart surgery team saves young lives in Mexico

The Omaha World-Herald features Dr. Hammel, the team from Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha and the Los Cabos Children’s Foundation.  Heart Heroes supplied the team with over 20 capes to give to the Heart Heroes in Cabo.

View the Omaha World-Herald article here.

October 2014


For kids born with heart defects, superhero capes send message
 of strength

The Omaha World-Herald follows up with Heart Heroes and the growth of our organization.

View the Omaha World-Herald article here.

September 2014

Omaha_newsSuperhero Heart Run raises $60,000 for Heart Heroes

The Omaha World-Herald’s Live Well Nebraska section covers the Omaha Superhero Heart Run.

View the Article here.






Wyatt jumperBaby Wyatt’s Miraculous Journey

Malorie Maddox with NBC affiliate WOWT brings Omaha Wyatt’s miraculous CHD journey.

View the WOWT story here







Holden_NewsNearly 1,000 participate in Superhero Heart Run

ABC affiliate in Omaha KETV covers the Omaha Superhero Heart Run and meets Heart Hero Holden.

View the KETV story here




GreatDay_NewsSuperhero Heart Run Visits Great Day Des Moines

The crew at KCWI Great Day Des Moines had some fun with Des Moines Chair Suzanne Sprecher talking about the Des Moines Superhero Heart Run

View the KCWI Great Day Video Here



August 2014

Ruby_NewsHeart Heroes, Inc. offers free superhero capes

The Des Moines Register shares Heart Hero Ruby’s incredible story as well as information about the Des Moines Superhero Heart Run.

Read the Des Moines Register Story Here







KHAS_newsSuper Hero run benefits kids with congenital heart defects (Kearney Superhero Heart Run)

NBC affiliate KHAS in Hastings, Nebraska covers the Kearney Superhero Heart Run.

View the KHAS Story Here.




Heart Hero Elliott & the Kearney Superhero Heart Run Featured on 10/11 Central Nebraska

Heart Hero Elliott and his family talk about his story and supporting the Superhero Heart Run in Kearney, Nebraska

View the 10/11 Interview Here

February 2014

SupermomsBehind Every Superhero Stands a Supermom

The Huffington Post features Heart Heroes and co-founders, Kitty Burton and Sondra Dubas.

View the Huffington Post article here.

October 2013

duncancapeSuperhero Capes Give Hospitalized Kids Courage

Omaha NBC affiliate WOWT and reporter Malorie Mattox feature Heart Hero Duncan and his parents, Kelly and Tom.  Kitty Burton and Sondra Dubas talk about Heart Heores and the impact on local families.

View the WOWT Feature Story here.

August 8, 2013

NBC_2NBC Nightly News Follow-Up – Cape requests pour in after Heart Heroes appears on “Nightly News”

NBC Nightly News airs a follow-up story to their July “Making A Difference” feature on Heart Heroes.  Kitty Burton and Sondra Dubas talk about the outpouring of support for Heart Heroes.

View the NBC Nightly News segment here.

July 2013

York’s ‘Heart Hero’ Family Featured in National Story

bildeSeveral months ago, the York community got on board with a worthwhile cause, donating more than $2,100 to the Heart Heroes program that provides “superhero” capes for children undergoing treatment for congenital heart defects.

View the news article here.

July 9, 2013

NBC Nightly News – Superhero Cape ‘So Much More Than a Piece of Cloth’

Kitty Burton and Sondra Dubas, on “Heart Heroes”, an organization that provides superhero capes to kids battling heart problems.

View the NBC Nightly News segment here.

July 8, 2013

NBC Nightly News – Kids with Heart Defects Find Their Inner Superhero

Thanks to the big-hearted volunteers at Heart Heroes, children diagnosed with heart defects are better able to face their fears.  NBC’s Kevin Tibbles reports.

View the NBC Nightly News segment here.
View the WOWT Local News segment here.


July 2013

Fridays with Faith – Heart Heroes

Today I’m here to tell you about a different kind of hero…kids who have endured countless doctor visits, hospital stays, and life-saving operations due to congenital heart defects.  View the full article here.

June 2013

Heart Heroes Sits Down with The Morning Blend

Heart Heroes - Omaha Morning Blend

Heart Heroes – Omaha Morning Blend

Sondra Dubas and and her daughter, Ashley represented Heart Heroes on The Morning Blend, a local talk show in Omaha, Nebraska.  Heart Heroes is proud to be a large part of the Miracle of Belief book release celebration at Soaring Wings Winery on June 30.  Thank you to The Morning Blend for having Heart Heroes on the show.

View The Morning Blend segment here.

February 2013

281 Capes Donated to Heart Heroes!

Baxter Capes Donated 2012Baxter Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, in Omaha, Nebraska generously donated ONE HEART HERO CAPE for EVERY VEHICLE SOLD during the month of February. The total number of capes donated totaled 281! A HUGE thank you to Baxter for their continued support of Heart Heroes and for having heart!

February 2013

Reagan Elementary has HEART! 

Reagan Elementary First Graders in Omaha, Nebraska featured Heart Heroes for their Service Learning Project and raised over $1,000!  MANY, MANY heartfelt thanks to Reagan Elementary for ALL of their hard work!  Thank you for supporting Heart Heroes!

February 2013

The Georgia Wheeler Wildcats Raise Over $200 for Heart Heroes!

Georgia Wheeler Elementary School in Omaha, Nebraska raised over $240 for Heart Heroes in their Second Grade Store!  Thanks to the Wildcats for having heart and for all of their hard work!

July 2012

Superhero Capes Offer Added Comfort to Heart Heroes!

Despite the six-inch scar lining his chest, 19-month-old Edward Anibal is happy.  He is lucky to be alive after doctors discovered a hole in his heart the day he was born.

View the full article here.

December 2011

Sisters by Heart – Heart Hero Capes are Gifts with Heart

Heart Heroes is an organization created to honor our heart heroes and help them feel special and brave.

View the full article here.

July 2011

Heart Heroes – Prudential Ambassador

Recently we met Sondra and Kitty, two mothers who saw a need and stepped up to recogize Heart Heroes…which has blossomed into a vibrant organization.

View the full article here.

January 2011 Helps Heart Foundation Deliver Superhero Capes!

A common purpose of helping children has united a Michigan-based company with a Nebraska-based foundation.

View the full article here.

September 2010 

PowerCapes Partners with Heart Heroes to Help Kids Battle Illnesses Using Superhero Capes

When kids need hope and strength the most, what can be more powerful than turning  them into superheroes? Not much…

View the full article here.