This 4-Year-Old Dressed Up As Herself On ‘Superhero Day’ for the BEST REASON EVER

Nov 6, 2015 at 3:33 pm |
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Best. Superpower. Ever.

Josie child with cancer superhero

Source: Facebook @Alyssa Michelle Butler

Batman step aside, there’s a new superhero on the block and her name’s Josie Kimberlin.


Before Halloween 4-year-old Josie’s mother, Alyssa Butler, posted a photo of her daughter to Facebook of her dressed up for “Superhero Day” at her Missouri school. The costume? Herself. Josie was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in June of 2013, but fortunately went into remission only 9 months after the diagnosis. We think that’s pretty darn heroic.

The idea to dress up as herself came from her mom.

“We were going through her closet the night before and she didn’t really have anything with any kind of superhero stuff on it, so I asked her, ‘Do you just want to go as yourself? Because you know you’re mommy’s superhero,'” Butler told the Huffington Post. “And she just kind of ran with the idea and she loved it.”

Josie child with cancer superhero

Source: Facebook @Alyssa Michelle Butler

The costume is everything it should be for a superhero 4-year-old: blue lightening bolts, pink cowgirl boots, a princess cape (with another lightening bolt,) and a BIG smile. The best part though is her motto, “Destroying Cancer One Day at a Time.”

Butler says she shared the post to remind others of the heroism surrounding children fighting cancer, and she’s even posted that her daughter’s costume has inspired her to put together a non-profit organization dedicated to children struggling against diseases called “Be Your Own Superhero.”

“There are a lot of kids out there battling cancer and they are heroes,” she said. “They’re something.”

SHARE Josie’s inspiring story and remind everyone that they all have a superhero inside of them!

Super Hero Day 2015 Super Josie”Destroying Cancer One Day At A Time” <3

Posted by Alyssa Michelle Butler on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

This girl is a total inspiration.