You Don’t Have To Have Super Powers To Be A Super Hero
“Four or five moments – that’s all it takes to become a hero. Everyone thinks it’s a full-time job. Wake up a hero. Brush your teeth a hero. Go to work a hero. Not true. Over a lifetime there are only four or five moments that really matter. Moments when you’re offered a choice to make a sacrifice, conquer a flaw, save a friend – spare an enemy. In these moments everything else falls away…” Colossus in Deadpool (2016)
On Tuesday March 8, 2016 Dorian J. Murray passed away at the age of 8-years old. For those of you who may not know who I am talking about Dorian and his family started the #D-STRONG campaign on twitter. Dorian was diagnosed at the age of 4 with a rare and untreatable form of pediatric cancer, alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma and a few months ago his cancer spread the fluid in his spine. Dorian knowing that he did not have much time left in this world wanted to remembered, but not just in his home state of Rhode Island, but the world and more specifically China. Word quickly spread about his wish and twitter went crazy trying to help make this young child’s wish come true! Even celebrities like Paula Abdul, Justin Bieber and even Captain Kirk himself William Shatner tweeted in support of Dorian and his family and eventually Dorian got his wish, his cause reached all the way to China!
Now you may be asking yourself why I am writing this and what does this have to do with the world of geekdom? And my answer to you is this brave and courageous little boy is a Super Hero. He may have no powers, of billions of dollars to build fancy crime fighting equipment, but he does have to power to INSPIRE. Inspire kids just like himself who are facing the same struggles as he was day after day fighting to live another day. He inspires adults to remember that life is precious and to enjoy the small moments because we never know when it is going to be gone!
Dorians passing will not be the end of his 4 or 5 moments of being a hero. He will always be a hero. A hero to his family and friends. A hero to young children everywhere who are suffering every day with cancer or genetic diseases. And let’s not forget the unsung heroes. The Doctor and Nurses who work every day to help heal people, treat people and make people feel comfortable. I would like to say thank you to everyone who wakes up every day who sacrifice day in and day out to make this world a better place. You are all heroes.