Superhero mom donates 1,000 ounces of breast milk to Hurricane Harvey victims

Hannah Kramer

Not all superheroes wear capes.

Some, like Danielle Palmer, hold a 6-month-old baby on their hip.

The 31-year-old mother, from Missouri, made the best of a "terrible situation." Her son Truett was born with a congenital heart defect, leaving him unable to eat for a handful of months. While he underwent surgeries -- eight to date -- Palmer was still producing milk and would store it in her freezer.

"The first month of [Truett's] life, he was unable to eat. All the milk I was pumping was going into the freezer," she explained to Today.

And before Harvey hit, Palmer already shared some of her supply to new moms in her neighborhood. But soon, there was a greater need for her milk in Texas.

A friend from the organization Guiding Star-Mid Missouri reached out to Palmer, who was "excited" to share her oversupply. She said to Today, "I had this large stash and knew I could share that with someone."

In the end, Palmer was able to send 1040 ounces, or nearly 350 feeds, of "liquid gold" to families in need. She posted an incredible photo of the stash to Facebook, where it's since gone viral.

"Truett and I just sent 1040 ounces of liquid gold to help momma's with babies in Texas! So thankful we are able to help out in this way! #prayforTexas#sharingsomelove#thosebabiesneedmilk#teachinghimtoshare ❤️]]>🙏🏻