Very excited to see super power babies being celebrated in the Winter 2014 edition of Ohbaby! Magazine
20 April 2014: Sunday TV air a 10min feature on the journey of the Super Power Baby Project. Click to watch on tvnz.nz
Sam and Rachel Callander were thrown into "a world of chaos" on March 30, 2008 - the day Evie Amore Callander was born. It was a world of big, scary words. "Instead of focusing on all the things she couldn't do, we used a language that celebrated who she was and all the things she could do," says Rachel.
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Three years since their daughter Evie died aged 2, Sam and Rachel Callander aim to celebrate other babies with chromosomal and genetic disorders, or as they like to call them, super powers.
The Timaru couple launched the Super Power Baby Project, a photographic book of 50 Kiwi children from Northland to Invercargill with "super powers", on crowdfunding site pledgeme. Their bid to raise $70,000, which closes tomorrow, had passed its target last night. Read the full article
by Megan Miller
Evie Callander lived a short life in which she would never walk, talk, or even eat solid food.
But she had super powers. "She was just a little bit magic," Evie's mum, Rachel Callander, said. "She had these deep, wise eyes and everyone just fell in love with her. They knew that she was special." And she was. She was special for her warm giggle and her love of adventure, pushing herself around the floor of their home to explore. But Evie was also special for another reason. She was born with a rare chromosomal condition that set her apart.
In her 2½ years, Evie taught her parents, Rachel and Sam Callander, of Timaru, and many others who knew her, to love and communicate in ways they'd never known were possible. Now the Callanders have set out to complete the journey that Evie began, to show New Zealand - and maybe even the world - that their daughter and children like her are extraordinary. Read the full article
The Super Power Baby Project was made possible through 886 people who crowdfunded it into reality on PledgeMe.
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