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Hello everyone! Welcome to the website of “Superheroes fly ahead – Initiative for young dying people and their friends”.

 

The aim of our initiative is to improve the living conditions for young palliative patients and to make the needs of young dying people visible to the public. We promote an open, lively and digital approach to the topics of death & dying and would like to create a fear-free access for many people through artistic and media offers.
Fortunately, we are all getting older and remain fit into old age. The current hospice and care offer is very helpful for old people, but for our generation and for very young people it is not nearly attractive enough. There is a lack of digital, social and cultural offerings, which we would all certainly want to take advantage of should we ever need hospice or nursing care.
We all wish to still live long lives. But the changes we want to one day take for granted, we need to address now. And these changes must grow from the middle of society. They must come from artists, athletes, media people, designers, chefs, bankers, salespeople, all of us.
Up to now, hospice facilities have been run primarily by charitable or church associations. The services are designed accordingly. We must not leave these organizations alone with their task and their concerns. We must support them. We have to say how we would like to die? What would we like to have available to us then, how can we still determine and shape our own lives for as long as possible?
Finding answers to these questions and then implementing them is our mission as an initiative. The initiator is the author and activist Dada Peng, who is the founder and idea provider of “Superheroes Fly Ahead”. He is supported by friends, artists, Instagrammers, affected people and bereaved people who want to de-taboo the topic of “death and dying” and bring it to the center of society.

 

Why do we see young dying people as SUPERHEROES?

When a young person is diagnosed with a terminal illness, at first you feel it is particularly tragic. But if you no longer see death as the end, but much more as the goal, you can perhaps change this perspective somewhat. For us, life is a 10km marathon. We are all running like idiots, we all start at the beginning and we will all reach the finish line at some point. On the way, one or the other will meet us, stay by our side for a while, overtake us or stay behind. For us, those who reach the finish line first, quite early, are superheroes. They are the fastest, the coolest, they are the ones who keep the drinks cold at the finish line and cheer those who follow during the run-in. Superheroes fly ahead!
We’re glad you found us and are excited to see what shared memories will come from clicking on our website.
Until then,  to life!