Marvel Features Boy With Blood Disorder In Iron Man Comic Book

3-year-old Max Levy is a real life Iron Man. He suffers from hemophilia, a blood disorder, and needed to get a metal disk surgically inserted into his chest. Max loves superheroes, especially Iron Man. So his dad, Dan Levy got an idea.

"We had just seen the movie 'Iron Man' few days before," said Dan Levy. "I said to him, 'Do you remember the scene where Tony Stark takes the port, takes the arch reactor out of his chest and puts the new one in? ... you're going to get one of those."

"'I get to be Iron Man'" Max responded, according to his father. That's when Max became "Iron Max." Max's parents used the hashtag #IronMax to update their friends and family about Max's progress. He was a patient at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. His sister, Zoe, got an idea to create a calendar to help raise money for the hospital.

Marvel caught wind of what was going on. They called Dan Levy and told them they were going to feature Max in a comic book.

"I'm not a crier, I'm not — it was literally the first time, I just came into the room, and I just wept," Levy said of his reaction. "It's been a year and half of ... honestly not great, this kid deserves a win. Since he's been a baby he's been told what he can't do and now its sort of kind of neat to see what he can do and he can be anything — he can be a superhero. That's just the coolest thing."

Max couldn't be more excited. "I think it's pretty cool being in a comic book. Like it's really really cool," Max, now 6, said, and he didn't just mean for himself. "I'm making (other children) not scared because there's a kid whose a superhero and they would like to be that I guess ... maybe some people are that."

H/T NBC

Farm Becomes Sanctuary for Animals After Tragedy

** Watch this OGTV "GOOD STORY" about a farm in Texas that was flooded during Hurricane Harvey. Somehow the animals found a way to survive and have inspired the owners to convert the farm into a rescue sanctuary. **

The impetus for the creation of the Ima Survivor Animal Sanctuary was the awful week in August 2017 when Hurricane Harvey meandered about southeast Texas unleashing biblical amounts of rain and wreaking havoc on the people and animals who lived there. The survival of a donkey named Ima Jean from 6 foot flood waters, her struggle to live and the fight to survive by her and the other animals from Lester Morrow's ranch is the inspiration for this unique habitat.

Keep reading... Show less

Using Music and Art to Build Friendships on the Border

** OGTV celebrates World Art Day with a heartwarming story about a small town on the US-Mexico border where a teacher shares her love of music and art to help bring kids and communities together. **

In a small, brightly decorated building only a stone's throw from the border wall between Mexico and the USA, 50 to 100 children a week come to do hands-on art projects, learn a musical instrument, or just socialize with others. In this special place, Director Gretchen Baer's mission is to show kids that anything is possible if you think creatively, no matter who you are or where you came from.

Nonprofit Studio Mariposa is a free transformative art center for kids in Naco, Mexico, along the Arizona border. For the past three years, kids come to the small studio once a week where Gretchen and her volunteers set up art projects and music lessons. The art projects include painting, making bracelets, mosaics and weaving on a loom.

Keep reading... Show less

How to Pack a Suitcase for Trouble Free Travel - Life Organized with Barbara Reich

Did you know that there are more than 5000 unique home hacks you can do to better your life around the house? Start making that extra time at home more enjoyable by watching some of OGTV's "how to" cooking, cleaning, and organizing videos during Home and Hacks Week!

In this episode of Life Organized, expert Barbara Reich provides some expert tips on luggage choices, packing order, and how to keep clothing neat and wrinkle free so that you can look your best no matter where your travel takes you.

Keep reading... Show less

Helping the “Unhoused” One Shower At A Time

** Watch this OGTV "GOOD STORY" about a woman in San Francisco who figured out a way to repurpose out-of-service buses into showers that provide this critical service to the Unhoused. **

What is universally despised in large, modern, metropolitan areas more than its public transportation, and in particular, the city bus? Slow, crowded, unpleasant – it mostly reminds us of lean times of struggle. However, a creative group of folks from San Francisco have come up with a brilliant idea that repurposes this inner city workhorse, converting it from a people mover to a mobile oasis where unhoused neighbors can seek comfort.

Keep reading... Show less

Autistic Adults Thrive At Florida Car Wash

** OGTV celebrates National Car Care Month with this inspiring story about a Florida Car Wash that hires autistic adults and gives them a chance to have a meaningful job and a feeling of success and independence. **

Lots of entrepreneurs build businesses around their personal skill sets. The D'Eri family decided to build their company around a very specific type of talent and ability: those possessed by people on the Autism spectrum, including Andrew D'Eri, one of the family's two sons.

Keep reading... Show less

How to Make Arroz Con Pollo – With Marysol and Her Mom

Did you know that there are more than 5000 unique home hacks you can do to better your life around the house? Start making that extra time at home more enjoyable by watching some of OGTV's "how to" cooking, cleaning, and organizing videos during Home and Hacks Week!

There is nothing like cooking delicious family recipes with your Mom. In this episode, Kitchen Hack expert Marysol Castro takes on Arroz Con Pollo and learns about Mom's secret ingredient that has made this a popular family favorite for years!

Keep reading... Show less

"How To" Tips to Make Home Life Easier: Home And Hacks - OnlyGood DIY

Did you know that there are more than 5000 unique home hacks you can do to better your life around the house? Watch them all on OGTV's Home and Hacks Week, starting tomorrow.

Start making that extra time at home more enjoyable with "how to" cooking, cleaning, and organizing videos that make everything quicker and easier!

Keep reading... Show less

Ambitious 12-Year-Old Reads 300+ Books A Year

** This OGTV story highlights a young girl who should be the honorary host of National Drop Everything and Read Day... her goal is to read over 300 books a year! **

"Knowledge is power", says 12-year-old Neveah Mosher from the South Bronx. Neveah obtains her knowledge through the act of reading. This ambitious 12-year-old challenges herself to read more than 300 books per year!

Keep reading... Show less

* PODCASTS *

* OGTV Top Videos *

Watch and Subscribe
It's a Positivity Movement
OnlyGood TV on YouTube

mailbox

Get your Only Good TV Newsletter