Check out these Falcons players who donned capes in honor of Cape Day to show their support for DJ, a patient at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and other superhero patients.
Throughout the Atlanta area on Friday, adults and kids alike joined in Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's #CapeDayATL event, a day set aside to support DJ Pitts – aka Super DJ – a patient at CHOA, and all of his sidekicks who walk the halls by his side, fighting daily battles.
In Flowery Branch, the sun shined bright and capes billowed in the wind as members of the Atlanta Falcons banned together showing their support. Some flew through the air, while others stood tall in the classic superhero pose, with their hands on their hips, looking off into the distance.
While they may not be real-life superheroes, kids around Georgia look up to them, especially the patients at CHOA, waiting to catch a glimpse of them. Making kids smile and supporting them is not only an honor, but an inspiration for the players.
"In our visits to the hospital, we've had the opportunity to meet some of the strongest people we've ever met," said Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters. "Considering their age, it's an amazing journey and they really are an inspiration to all of us."
On Saturday, Nov. 8th, Super DJ will have the chance to use his super powers by imploding a building on North Druid Hills Road in Atlanta with a single finger. The Cape Day initiative is to show Super DJ – and all of his sidekicks at CHOA – that the Atlanta community has their back, ready to stand by their side, capes and all.
"No matter how bad it is," said Falcons kicker Josh Harris, "fight it with all your might."
Be sure to share your photos of you wearing your cape with the hashtag #CapeDayATL on Twitter and Instagram.