Superhero Brings Smiles to 100,000 Sick Children and Families, Healing Himself Since Mom Died of Cancer in 2009

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreSuper powers like x-ray vision, the strength of a locomotive, or the ability to fly may be uplifting in a Marvel movie, but what better skill could uplift a victim in the real world than bringing smiles to children who are desperately ill?That’s how one man in a Spiderman costume fulfills his mission at children’s hospitals all across America—and with his visits to Alaska and Hawaii last September, he has now played that role in all 50 states.It’s all part of the fun for Yuri Williams and his Long Beach, California non-profit, A Future Super Hero and Friends, which not only counts hospitals as its turf, but any underserved community. Yuri has organized blood drives, toy drives, and movie nights—all while donning Superhero costumes, and a heart of gold. “They don’t even call me by my real name anymore, it’s just Spidey or Spider-Man,” the man behind the mask told Hawaii News Now.Yuri decided to conjure smiles for suffering children as a result of his own healing journey. The idea—to be a hero for those in the frightening grip of a serious illness—came about during his long bout of grief due to his mother’s battle with cancer.He decided that the best way to deal with his sadness was service to others—and he has since touched the lives of tens of thousands of people.RELATED: After Getting Laid Off, ‘Lasagna Lady’ Responds to Coronavirus by Cooking 1,200 Pans for Strangers in NeedHis surprise visits give the patients, who are sometimes in a dark place emotionally, the ability to be happy again and let down their guard.Yuri Williams – Facebook videoIn addition to his inspiring work with children, Yuri also actively visits homeless camps to hand out food and clothing. He has started a fundraiser on Patreon, to serve even more people, by “providing art programs and other services for the houseless, disabled, elderly, ill, children, veterans, and anyone in need.”In a powerful video on Facebook, Yuri described the life-changing emotions he experiences—no matter which costume he dons. “I live for this. When I have to do something the next day, I can’t sleep because I’m just excited to be helping people. It’s an adrenaline rush.”POPULAR: New Website “Pandemic of Love” Connects 132,000 People in Need of Aid With Those Who Can HelpAnd when this ‘caped crusader’ of hope sees the children perk up in those hospital beds, he knows he’s done a good day’s work. “I feel like a real superhero.”WATCH the heartwarming video…Rescue Your Social Media Feed—SHARE The Super-Good Deeds With Friends…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Route for 2020 Opening of Carnival Parade

first_imgLocalNews Route for 2020 Opening of Carnival Parade by: – January 15, 2020 Share 280 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Share Sharing is caring! The Dominica Police Force has made public the route for this year’s opening of Carnival Parade.Carnival 2020 will officially open this Saturday 18th January 2020 with the traditional parade.Speaking at a Dominica Festivals Committee press conference today, Assistant Chief of Police, Richmond Valentine announced that the parade will begin from Victoria Street along the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard.“They will move north unto the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard and then East on King George V Street, north on Great George Street, east along the River Bank, south on Independence Street and then east on Kennedy Avenue and then into the Windsor Park Sports Stadium,” Officer Valentine said.He further disclosed that temporary arrangements have been made to facilitate traffic flow on Saturday.“From the junction of Bath Road and Victoria Street to the roundabout at Fort Young Hotel, we will ensure that that portion of road is available for the parade groups to assemble. However, from the junction of Bath Road and Victoria Street to the intersection of High Street and DBS, vehicles will only park on the western side.“From the junction of High Street to the roundabout, you are able to utilize both east and west sides. The necessary traffic arrangements will be in place to facilitate that process.”The parade is expected to begin 3:00 p.m. and end at 6:00 p.m followed by the official ceremony at the Windsor Park Stadium Forecourt.Events Manager of DFC, Marva Williams informed that all vehicles and groups who are part of the opening parade should enter through the third entrance gate on River Street, near the riverbank.                                      Assistant Chief of Police, Richmond Valentinelast_img read more

‘Run For Her’ marathon to be held on March 8

first_img LIVE TV Last Updated: 24th January, 2020 20:36 IST ‘Run For Her’ Marathon To Be Held On March 8 The 3rd edition of the ‘Run For Her’ marathon will be held here on March 8. It was announced by The High Commission of Canada during the National Girl Child Day COMMENT The third edition of the ‘Run For Her’ marathon will be held here on March 8. It was announced by The High Commission of Canada during the National Girl Child Day of India on Friday.  Rekha Sharma, Chairperson, National Commission for Women was the chief guest of the event alongside diplomats, media, corporate representatives, civil society organisations, educational institutions, social influencers and community leaders.Director General, South Asia Bureau, David Hartman and other senior officials from the Government of Canada were also present at the curtain raiser event. Announcing the launch of the ‘Run For Her’ marathon, High Commissioner Nadir Patel said: “Investing in women and girls is not just the right thing to do, or the nice thing to do, but it’s the smart thing to do. I am proud to initiate the third edition of the Run for Her.” The run is organised to mark the International Women’s Day here. This will be organised in partnership with ‘Run with Me’ Foundation.  Written By First Published: 24th January, 2020 20:36 ISTcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE Press Trust Of India FOLLOW USlast_img read more