2021-2022 calendar contest
The Superhero Project INC is searching for models for their 5th Annual Superhero Calendar.
This fundraiser allows families to nominate their former NICU baby and have their story and picture highlighted and distributed to hundreds of families.
* Includes a FREE photo session with the awesome Rae Hearts Design & Photography
* Photo shoot for the calendar will take place in July – TBD
- Former NICU nominee must be under the age of 18
- Only one nominee portal per family. You may include former nicu siblings as one entry and both (or all) can be included in the calendar.
- Contest will begin on April 1, 2021
- Contest will be closed at 11:59 pm EST on April 30th, 2021
All families that raise over $1,000 will receive:
- Free child size superhero shirt
- Free color changing cup
- Will be entered into a contest for 2 free tickets to our 2022 Annual Black Tie Gala
One of our Superheroes!
Rachael Balascak: Graphic Designer & Photographer
I am the the owner of Rae Hearts Design & Photography. I have been working with The Superhero Project and the wonderful families of the NICU since 2017. I love collaborating and creating this amazing fundraiser. Follow me on facebook to see some of the wonderful photos we’ve captured.
Please out the form below to submit your child and start fundraising!
Once you have entered:
You will receive an email response from usand a link to send to your family and friends and begin your fundraising.
Make sure they click on your child’s name and place their donation successfully
Do you own a business?
Make a donation and see your logo and business information highlighted on a designated month. Some sponsor levels allow for a larger donation and a former nicu baby of their choosing to earn a spot.
Business Highlighted for selected month with logo and website information,
Business will also get website and social media recognition during their month.
Business will also be allowed to nominate a former nicu model to be used for that month.
Businesses will get exclusive naming rights on cover using the phrase “presented by”, as well as highlights of their business every month for 1 year.
Businesses will also be able to select 1 former NICU model for the calendar.
Total Money Raised
Superhero Calendar ContestantsPlease click on the child's name below to add to their fundraiser total
Offline donations will be added when received by SHP
Our superhero Dever was born after just 23 weeks 0 days gestation weighing 1 lb 0.7 oz. He was a fighter from the start, having survived four days in the womb without amniotic fluid. Over the next 117 days in the NICU, Dever overcame multiple infections, collapsed lungs, and resuscitations. Thanks to his excellent care…
Lola Rose Thompson
Lola Rose surprised us 10 weeks early due to Placental Abruption. She was tiny but mighty at 2 lbs 9.5 oz and 14 inches long. Lola spent 10 weeks in the NICU learning how to breathe on her own, gaining weight, and battling through NEC, and graduated 2 days before her due date. All the…
Teddy, Autumn, Kali Mangold
These triplets were born at 30 weeks. Teddy at 3.4 lbs, Autumn at 2.13 lbs and Kali at 3.8 lbs. After fighting for 7 weeks with almost no cervix to hold them in their mom’s belly they were ready to make their debut into the world. They spent a little over 6 weeks in the…
Emerson was born at 36 weeks and 6 days and spent 74 days split between two NICUs. When Emerson was born, he was not breathing and had to be resuscitated. The umbilical cord had been wrapped around his neck and body several times, and he was diagnosed with HIE due to the reduced blood flow…
Jack & Colin Cummings
Jack and Colin were born 33+4 at Abington hospital. Weighing just over 4 lbs each, they were tiny little fighters. Both fought hard to maintain their temperatures and move into open cribs. Jack and Colin loved all of their nurses and doctors in the NICU so much. Jack got to come home a little before…
Hector Figueroa Jr
My son was born on October 15th, 2018. 26 weeker weighing 2lbs 3oz. We spent 116 days in the NICU at Holy Redeemer Hospital. Words can’t begin to describe how much we love our lovely nurses and doctors who took such great care of us. Hector Jr is currently 2yrs 5 months old and is…
Jack Michael Neiss
Our miracle baby, Jack Michael, was born exactly at 29 weeks weighing three pounds. Jack proved every single day that he was a fighter and was going to beat the odds. Throughout his 82 day stay at Holy Redeemer NICU, we were so fortunate to have amazing doctors and nurses care for Jack as if…
Dean Alan Moy
Dean was born at 23 weeks. Weighing 1lb 4 oz on Aug 26, 2020. Dean Had surgery for his heart, NEC, and ROP. After spending 177 days in the NICU, our boy finally came home in February.
Dreux Ihsaan Wallace
Dreux was born almost exactly a month early, he spent his time after birth in the Nicu stealing the hearts of all the nurses. Laid back with his little bitty hands behind his head like the beach ready Casanova he is.
Rylee was born at 32 weeks. She spent almost a month in abingtons NICU. She amazed us every step of they way there. Her strength and determination is what makes her our superhero
Suzee and Sadee Colville
Suzee and Sadee were born at 26 weeks and 6 days. Suzee weighed 2.4 lbs. Sadee weighed 2.5 lbs. Suzee’s water started to leak at 24 weeks. After being intubated, attached to oxygen, tubes and IV’s, many blood transfusions, infections and breathing issues Suzee was the first to come home on day 76. Sadee was…
Harper Grace Iannarelli
As a NICU nurse myself, walking into your anatomy scan already created a lot of anxiety. Throw in a pandemic, an IUGR diagnosis at 19 weeks (3%), and countless ultrasounds, umbilical dopplers, and growth scans, I knew a Nicu admission was in our future. At 27 weeks I was diagnosed with gestational hypertension, given betamethasone…
Nolan was born at 32 weeks making himself a home full of ups and downs at Holy Redeemer's NICU for 60 days. Throughout his time there he showed what a true superhero looks like and since then he has not stopped proving that. He is now 21 months old, full of smiles and laughter and…
Dylan is our NICU miracle born on his scheduled date via Emergency C Section. Dylans Apgar score was straight 0's which caused him to take his first helicopter ride at 4 hours old to CHOP. He spent 27 days in the NICU and battled against all the odds and continues to make us take a…
Logan is a former 33 weeker who was born 4lbs 15oz and will be 2 in May. He spent 32 days in the NICU. Logan was ventilated at birth and had a grade 1 brain bleed. He had his fair share of ups and downs but eventually he pulled out his own feeding tube and…
Ellis was born 15 weeks early weighing just 14 ounces. After a NICU stay of 130 days she amazed everyone with her strength and fighter spirit! She has been the light in the time of such darkness! She inspires us every day to do amazing things
Logan Michael Schenk
This is Logan Michael Schenk born Six weeks early. He gave us quite the scare when my water broke while driving at 33 weeks. After being rushed to the hospital, two days of steroid shots, a lot of waiting, praying and worrying he finally arrived on Wednesday October 7th at 9:45 am. (born 34 weeks…
Ethan Akel Abraham
Ethan is a former 25 weeker he surprised me in many ways the journey was not easy at all a lot of back and forth being a single parent but it worth it. My superhero Ethan.
Charles & Thomas Thrasher
Charles & Thomas were born 7 weeks early and had to spend 3 weeks in the NICU. They surprised us all with how fast they built up the strength and ability to go home being premie twins. I don’t know what I would have done without the Redeemer Health nursing staff and the camera program.…
Olivia was born 6 weeks early; therefore, she had to be watched a little more closely in the NICU at Holy Redeemer. I knew my baby girl would be taken great care of. To make the experience a little more easier, I was able to watch her at any time I wanted on the Angel…
Mackenzie graced us with her presence at 25 weeks on May 16 2020. Scary enough as it was, we were in the middle of a Pandemic as well. She overcame so much during her 106 day NICU stay at Virtua Voorhees. At 3 weeks old, she got Strep B infection and we almost lost her.…
Thank You to our amazing donors!
Thank you @Superheroprojeft for allowing us to see our son via the Angeleyes cameras. You made such a difference in our life.
Thank you to all of the doctors and nurses for the amazing care you provided my nephew. I really appreciate you all.
Nancy Negron Ortiz$75.00
Dios les Bendiga y suerte pequeño heroe
Edil Faustino Castillo
Dylan is a superhero everyday
Dan and Pat Roberts$100.00
Toll Brothers Apartment Living$100.00
In honor of superhero mom and colleague Katie Roberts
He is the cutest super hero!
RCF Packaging Corp$100.00
For Lola Rose Thompson
Christine & ernie Bock$100.00
Love you Lola ❤️
Love you sweet Lola Rose ❤️❤️❤️
Calf love ❤️
Chris and MK$50.00
Good luck for many years !
For our girl Lola! <3
University of Michigan$1,030.18
Betsy and Dan Ryan$515.24
Our family is so very proud of Little Dever, and his Mommy and Daddy!!
Please direct this donation to Dever Korsyn for the 2022 Calendar Contest. On the Dashboard, please attribute the donation from Janice… Read More Text
Please direct this donation to Dever Korsyn for the 2022 Calendar Contest. On the Dashboard, please attribute the donation from Janice Riordan.
Go Team Baby Dever!
Blood Sweat & Gears$200.00
With love from the "other" Korsyns
Retired NICU Nurse CHOP$103.30
For Dever and all the babies, families that are cared for in Neonatal Units! Love,& Care! ❤️🙏🏻
Richard and Janice$100.00
Smile for the cameras, babies! Dever is our hero!
MaryAnne and Mark Wolff$50.00
Way to go, Dever!
Laryssa and stephen$50.00
Katie & Joe Cirincione$50.00
Mommy & Daddy love you so much and are so proud of how far you have come
♡, Maddy and Connor
For our precious Rlyee
I love you my lil Peanut xoxo
Zoe, Natalie, and Ben$31.20
From your sister's and brother. We have your back Rylee, and thing for you.
To the strongest little girl I know! I love you Rylee!
I love you baby 😘❤️🌺
You are so loved, Rylee!
Miss Rylee will be a beauty gracing the cover of a calendar!
For my sweetie pie grandson!
I love you ❤️
For my lil baby cuzn! Shoot for the stars!
Victor V Fountain$100.00
Pop Pop JDI
Rufio Rufio Ru- Fi- Oooooooo
From uncle Ceasar with love 💘
The cutest superhero ❤️❤️ Love you!!!
G Wesley Johnson$25.00
You are one in a million!! Sending love!!❤️❤️
Just Do It Dreux 😍
Love you!!!! ❤️
Alison and Josh Stern$583.20
For Emerson & The Superhero Project
Pop & Gigi (kathleen & Richard) Goldberg$515.24
A great recovery what a fighter.
Your a Goldberg through and through!!
Thks for inspiring us. Best wishes for continued good health
Jodi & Alvin Stern$100.00
Good luck, Emerson!
jerry janeth goldberg$100.00
Marcia (Bubbie) Goldberg$51.80
Uncle Billy, Aunt Ang , Sienna and Joey love you!
Kate & Matt$50.00
Mary Kate McKeever$103.30
Mommy & Daddy Cummings$103.30
We love you both so much!
Grandmom and Granpa$100.00
Superhero Project helps so many families when they need extra support and kindness. The ability to see Jack and Colin on the Angel Eye… Read More Text
Superhero Project helps so many families when they need extra support and kindness. The ability to see Jack and Colin on the Angel Eye Camera made us feel close to them when they were in Abington’s NICU.
in honor of Jack & Colin
Mark & Joanne Tadrzynski$100.00
Joe & Joyce Curry$100.00
I love my twin besties!
Mary Pat Foley$50.00
Love our Jack and Colin!!💙💙
Kristy & Jeff Nober$50.00
Brittney and Pat$25.00
Helena and Richard Funk$50.00
Voting for Ellis David for cover photo.
Andrea & Ken Piccinetti
Jack, you and your wonderful family mean so much to us! Keep rocking, buddy! Love, Harper and Family
Love you guys
Jack is a true superhero!!
I don’t know you but almost 21 years ago I delivered my son at 28 weeks. He is now a college sophomore and healthy. My darkest times and… Read More Text
I don’t know you but almost 21 years ago I delivered my son at 28 weeks. He is now a college sophomore and healthy. My darkest times and happiest moments were spent at Holy Redeemer. I will keep your baby in my prayers.
Hope Jack makes the calendar!!!
For Jack Michael and the Angel eyes that comforted his Mom&Dad❤️
We love you Jack!!
Tough like your momma buddy!
From our superhero to yours!!! 💪🏼
Best wishes for your little Superhero!
From one NICU superhero to another
I love you Nolan!
Mike “Uncle Rico” Nolde
Run Wild with the Lions Tigers and Bears
Makenzie and Ryan Loftus$100.00
We love you Nolan! Love your big sis & bro, Mak and Ryan.
Linda & Guy Colville$134.19
Strong, courageous, beautiful Suzee and Sade. Love you 😘
Jill & Rob Brown$50.00
We love you girls 💕
Luv ya Suzee and Sadee
Get it girls! Love ya’s🥰
So proud to support the girls. Even prouder they are in my family.
Go team Suzee and Sadee! 😊
Knute & Carolyn Albrecht$100.00
Tony & Linda$100.00
God Bless our NICU Nurses !
We love you Harp!
Morgan & Kyle Dermer$50.00
Amazed at how beautiful and strong Harper is! We love seeing her grow!
Leigh dos Santos$25.00
We love you, Harper!
So proud of you Harper Grace!
Mike & Michelle$25.00
Baby Joe Bosack$25.00
Thank you for your guidance & love through my nicu journey- baby joe cannot wait to have a tiny play date.
This donation is to help other grandchildren and their babies. Thank you.
Love you chubs❤️
God bless Dean!
Thanks for helping save Dean and all the other kids!
Love you chubbs ❤️
aunt taylor loves you so much!
My Super Hero 🥰
Our little super hero
Love you Logan!!
Hope you guys are doing well!!
Logan takes after his mama, a true fighter!
Best wishes for your little Superhero!
Dave, Maura & Braden Andre$103.30
Jennifer And Patrick Mangold$100.00
Sean + Tina Thomson$100.00
Adore watching these little ones grow❤️
John Joseph Gayton
Bob & Denise Gauss$75.00
We love our little superheroes
and their big brother Dan the Man !!
Love the Bloomfield’s!
Love aunt manda 💛
Love you all!!!
Love you all!
For all the NICU babies💜
Brielle loves her best buddy Logan!
Sweet , sweet Logan. Continue to grow strong . Mimi and Pop
Aunt Dana loves you 💙
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