The Dove Take:
Marvel’s Hero Project is a fun, heartwarming, empowering show that families can watch and enjoy, to raise awareness about different issues and challenge kids to embrace their gifts.
This 20-episode series shares the remarkable, positive change several young heroes are making in their own communities across the country. These inspiring kids have dedicated their lives to selfless acts of bravery and kindness, and now, Marvel celebrates them as the true Super Heroes they are by welcoming them into Marvel’s Hero Project.
Jordan Reeves, born without a left forearm and hand, played T-ball, basketball, and swims, as well as cheering on the school’s team. “Congenitally forced to be a problem solver,” her mom says in the premiere episode, Jordan taught herself to tie her own shoes at 18 months old and as a tween, she was learning how to adapt her limitation in a way that was creative and adaptive at a workshop.
“It’s good to be different,” Jordan says, “because it’s what makes the world unique.”
Jordan first uses her technological adaptation to create a glitter unicorn arm – that is, an extension of her arm shaped like a unicorn horn that fires glitter! On the Rachael Ray Show in front of ABC’s Shark Tank crew or sharing at various conferences, Jordan shows off her stuff – and then helps other kids with disabilities learn how to be adaptive and creative for themselves. Jordan wants to show how kids with disabilities can help themselves, and show how their unique perspective provides an opportunity to fine-tune and critically adapt situations and technology that people without disabilities can’t see. Jordan’s influence on her able-bodied friends and those she meets with disabilities is apparent.
Because Jordan learned about her own abilities and skills, she became not just an inventor and teacher, but an advocate for others. Her willingness to step out into the spotlight, to embrace the opportunities, makes her heroic. And that’s why Marvel uses Jordan as their first kid hero for the series.
Each kid highlighted by the team will end up finding themselves in their own Marvel comic, available for free in Marvel Unlimited and the Marvel Digital Comics Store! Dove awards Marvel’s Hero Project the Dove-approved Seal for All Ages.