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IL girl dresses up as her sister for 'Superhero Day'

DONGOLA, IL (KFVS) -

From Batman to Wonder Woman, students at Dongola School Unit District 66, were ready to put on their favorite super hero costumes for Superhero Day on Thursday.

For seven-year-old Jersey Wright, she chose a special hero that is pretty super to her.

“Jo Jo,” Jersey said with a shy smile on her face.

Jo Jo is Jersey’s two year old sister, she was born with clubbed feet, a condition in which her feet are turned inward.

“At two weeks old was her first casting and she joined a two year program at Shriners,” Jo Jo and Jersey’s mom, Kelsi Wright said. "But we had recently relapsed about two weeks ago and went back into casts, which was a shock for us and we actually just graduated the program.”

With Jo Jo being in and out of the hospital at such a young age, Jersey said her little sister is someone to look up to.

“She’s been through a lot of hard stuff, and she’s gotten through it,” Jersey said. “And she’s helped me and everything.”

Something Jersey and Jo Jo’s mom said truly warms her heart.

“It’s meant a lot to us,” Wright said. “In my eyes, my daughters are super heroes. Jo’s journey, she’s definitely a super hero and Jersey being there right by her, she’s definitely a superhero in my eyes.”

And for Jersey, she’s able to have her real life super hero be there by her side through everything.

“She’s never given up and she’s helped me when I cried and everything,” Jersey said. “I love her.”

Jersey’s and Jo Jo’s mom said it’s been quite the journey, but she says she has a pretty powerful support system. 

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