Limelight Highlight "Comic-Con Positivity" *32*
This episode of the podcast is all about the positivity to come out of Comic-Con's 50th Anniversary. Starting with a company called Magic Wheelchair. A company started by a father of 5 who's first born was diagnosed with (SMA) Spinal Muscular Atrophy at 9 months old. In 2008 he was inspired to create a costumed designed around his son's wheel chair after asking his son what he wanted to be for Halloween. His son said a pirate and that's where the company took off, designing wheelchairs for families free of charge and bringing attention as well as making a kid feel a little bit more normal about their disease. Our main story is about Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, the owner and creator of the "La Borinqueña" comic. With a young comic starting in 2016 already an iconic figure for Puerto Rico, Edgardo was given the humanitarian award for using his platform to combat injustices done to the Puerto Rican people as well as bring attention to the conditions the island is in, especially after the tragedy of hurricane Maria. Edgardo teamed up with DC comics only after 2 years to help bring more awareness to rebuilding Puerto Rico with his comic "Ricanstruction", where La Borinqueña is joined with iconic DC heroes like Superman and Wonder Woman who help rebuild the Island that Puerto Ricans love so much. If you would like to donate or get involved with any of these projects follow the links provided and see how you can help out. Useful Links:www.magicwheelchair.orgwww.La-Borinquena.comThis July 27th Peace and Play Day: The Block Gives Back! check out the link for more information and see how you can get involved. Facebook: The Block Gives Back Instagram: theblockgivesbackWebsite: www.TheBlockGivesBack.orgBe on the look out for "Babes Who Brunch" women's empowerment mixer. September 15th, 2019. visit the website for more information on how you can get involved.website: https://www.thequeencorner.comInstagram: @queencorner_Facebook: The Queen CornerFor more questions on the podcast, how you can contribute, or how to reach me you can follow and contact me via:Email: LimelightHighlight@gmail.comInstagram: LimelighthighlightTwitter: @LLHighlightFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/limelighthighlight/And if there is anyone you'd like to see featured on the podcast or you have any inputs on what should be on the show feel free to contact me via the links above. If you or anyone you know has done something positive be sure to write in for a shoutout and help positivity spread throughout the world. Until next time, "Be humble, be helpful, pay it forward and be the best you! Spread that love!"
Duration: 21 min