the superhero project

Unsung Heroes

The Unsung Hero is one who does great deeds but receives little recognition. Each NICU story has these individuals and often we don’t realize their impact until after the fact. 

During the lifecycle of The Superhero Project “In Lieu of” donations have been made in honor of Patricia Donovan Roberts, William Nolan Sr., Patricia Roberts, Bob Dixon, George Karalius and Barbra Ryan. The memory of these unsung heroes and others will be honored by providing educational scholarships to former NICU superheroes graduating 8th grade and entering a catholic or private high school, to further their growth and continually teach that little acts of kindness do not go unnoticed. The first recipients will be announced in June 2023.

One of our Superheroes!

Bridget McKinney

My name is Amanda Duffy and I am a Registered Nurse, Superhero Project board member and proud NICU mom of two beautiful Girls, Ella and Ava .

I became extremely passionate about supporting babies and families in the NICU in 2018 when our first daughter made her unexpected early arrival at 34 weeks due to preeclampsia. While I spent several days in the hospital recovering from delivery complications I received a care package with a hand written note from Kelly, founder of the Superhero Project & NICU mom offering love and support. From that moment forward I knew this was where I needed to be and started working on bringing awareness to the NICU. One year later we welcomed our second baby girl Ava who was born at 36 weeks due to Placenta Abruption.

 I understand first hand the stressors that come along with leaving your baby in the NICU and the overwhelming feeling of accomplishment when you find out you baby is finally coming home. This major milestone is the moment every family waits for and deserves to be celebrated for the amazing accomplishment that it is. My hope is that every family feels the love and support for their NICU Superhero the same way I feel for mine when they receive this hand made graduation day care package on discharge day!


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The 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.

Grandmom and Grandpa Cummings

Thank you to all of the doctors and nurses for the amazing care you provided my nephew. I really appreciate you all.

Blanca Fernandez

Thank you for supporting my family during a stressful time and helping our Lola girl get so strong!

Kelly Hardiman