TODAY | October 01, 2013
>>> this morning in our series hope to it, how one mother's craft project is giving young kids the boost they need.
>> she turned a needle and thread into inspiration for children battling illnesses.
>> her work created an army of tiny super heros .
>> it's not unusual for a 3 3 1/2-year-old girl to jump into a world of fantasy.
>> you flew right out of that tree.
>> reporter: what makes her truly extraordinary is her reality.
>> listen on your tummy.
>> reporter: much of her young life is spent inside a children's hospital. receiving treatment for the rare brain tumor discovered earlier this year.
>> she is a fighter. she is feisty too.
>> reporter: the cancer forced remedy and her family to move 2,000 miles from their house in alaska to the ronald mcdonald house in seattle.
>> i want to play in the big house .
>> reporter: chemotherapy weakened the power in her legs yet the purple cape with the bright pink r will tell you she is fighting with comic book strength.
>> she is super remedy. my favorite part is when i call her super remedy she calls me super momma. i like that.
>> reporter: the cape was a gift from a stranger who quickly became so much more.
>> hi. it's so wonderful to see you. how are you?
>> super skills.
>> you have super skills? because of you cape?
>> robin made the colorful wrap by hand. a product of her mortal skills and a super human drive that soars far above just one cape.
>> three weeks ago we had 400 kids waiting. right now we're down to 100 but we're getting about 10 nominations every day.
>> at first she stitched a few capes for relatives and then learned about a girl born with a severe skin disorder.
>> it was a moment that she needed a cape. my son looked cute but she needed one.
>> reporter: to date robin has cloaked more than 1700 kids battling illnesses and living with disabilities, building an army of super heros .
>> they're going to the hospital in their cape and wearing them to their first day of school because kids make fun of them.
>> with new requests coming in each day robin quit her job and opened a one room workshop where she and her volunteers can keep the sewing going.
>> she doesn't just deliver capes. she bolsters children and robin turns them into super heros .
>> reporter: kids like remedy are incredibly grateful.
>> thank you robin for my cape and for being my friend love remedy.
>> reporter: they realize a cape alone can't cure cancer but never underestimate the power of a girl who dreams that she can fly.
>> she already has a super hero name.
>> super remedy.
>> if you have a tiny super hero in your home or would like to nominate another family's super hero find out more about robin's capes and how to get one at today.com.
>> what an amazing woman.