Emily White in superhero pose with KAPOW written across the middle
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Dad turns disabled daughter into comic book hero

Nine-year-old Emily has been turned into a superhero

Her dad, artist Dan White, gave up his job last year to pursue an ambition he's held since his daughter was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus - to create a comic book of disabled superheroes whose disabilities become their super powers.

In it Emily becomes the chief of the Department of Ability leading the gang into adventures and defeating baddies.

"I had no choice but to give up my job" says White who was exhausted after working 12 hour days and then staying up all night to draw.

He has now been commissioned by Strongbones Children Charitable Trust to continue his work but has also had to take out loans so they can live.

Video Journalist: Kate Monaghan

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  • 08 Mar 2016
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