Disney Marvel Brings Entertainment And Normalcy To Children In The Hospital

Marvel Entertainment and Disney have always tried to brighten the hearts and minds of children suffering from disorders and terminal illnesses. February 2015 saw the beginning of a brand new initiative that was dubbed "Compassion Month." During this time, Disney Parks at locations all over the world (including on the cruise ships) took some sort of active part in making the lives of children and families more magical by sharing and caring for those who may be struggling with terminal illnesses or disorders. Disney has always had a hand in working with children's hospitals and charities; from the Child Life Council (CLC) to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and this year was no exception as local hospitals and shelters saw a helping hand from the House of Mouse itself. Compassion Month is a little misnomer, as this event of caring spans much longer then the month of February, for example; Hong Kong Disney will allow guests holding banquets to specify local non-profit organizations who will benefit from safe-to-eat leftovers from the events being held at the park.

Comics Help Bring Entertainment and Normalcy To Children In The HospitalComics Help Bring Entertainment and Normalcy To Children In The Hospital

But Erik, what does this month of compassion have to do with Marvel? You might ask. Well, in conjunction with Disney, Marvel comics has created a special, custom comic book which will find it's way into Disney's hospital care packages for sick children. This is the Second year that Marvel has created a very special comic for CLC, a comic giving children entertainment and normalcy in a world that they don't feel normal in. This comic also creates a feeling of teamwork and hope, helping children with special needs to see that anything can be possible with friendship and teamwork. These care packages not only contain this custom comic but also include, among other things; dvd's, books, toys, Club Penguin Memberships and Disney Junior resources to lift the kids' spirits and help them pass time.

Children's charities are such a good cause and it is great to see Disney and Marvel doing their best to make children and families get a little bit more of the magic in their lives. What about you? How do you feel about Disney's Charitable contributions?

Thanks so much to Erik H. for this guest post. Erik is a long time Marvel fan and is a regular contributor for us on the Marvel Universe as well as keeping track of the all things Star Wars.

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