Real Life Iron Man

We have a real life Iron Man on our hands. Little Collier Hart has been hospitalized ever since he was born in July. He was born prematurely and had never known the outside world, just the inside of a hospital.


Lucky for Collier, Eric Hart, his father, made a tiny “Iron Man” costume for his premature son to help his child “feel brave”. The video the family had made has been winning the hearts of millions of people across the nation with this tale of family love. “I saw the video and almost started to cry. It was so heartfelt and real.” Salma Villanueva (11) states.


Eric Hart said that he chose to create an “Iron Man”costume because “he’s been hooked up to all those machines and wires, and that’s similar to what Iron Man went through.”


The North Carolina father, Hart, claims that “There are a lot of times when the baby is sedated and you can’t interact, so this is something we cold actually do and say ‘We may not be normal right not, but this is our new normal.'”


Luckily for little Collier, his dad is a real life professional prop maker, and took his father about four hours over the course of two days to create his masterpiece. Collier’s costume is made out of foam and a red onesie to create this superhero outfit.


The viral video of Hart making the costume from scratch is winning the hearts of people across the nation, who are offering their support to little Collier and his family. “You can’t fake that kind of love. This love was so real and raw and beautiful.” Kelly Fagan (11)


Hart claims that this small act is a means of trying to “find a small moment of joy during months and months of physical and spiritual exhaustion…”. This is a means for the Hart family to find happiness despite their tribulations.


But, while the Hart family is in the hospital, doctors await another appearance of little Collier in his Iron Man costume.


The story of the little Iron Man costume is a story of love and trying to find happiness even during times of great worry and sadness. So Mustangs, how can we help? We could help and give back to the community by participating in our annual Red Cross Blood Drive on November 25, Tuesday. One donation can save up to three lives, think of the impact if every single Mustang were to donate on November 25, think about all the lives we could save, how many families like little Collier’s that we could keep together. All we have to do is come together and ask ourselves, “So what can we do?”