“In brightest day, In blackest night. No evil shall escape my sight”.

Those who gathered outside World of Comics in Kissimmee, Fl. on February 28th, 2015, all understood the oath of the Green Lantern Corps.  Heroes dressed in superhuman costumes, magical gowns and otherworldly outfits all came out to support 5-year-old Armani, who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer.  Armani who was dressed in the image of Guy Gardner, one of his favorite members in the Green Lantern Corps, met and took pictures with the Avengers, Elsa, members of the Justice League, R2D2 and many more.

WeCanBeHeroes_5The event, appropriately titled, “We Can Be Heroes” raised over $1700 from raffles and donations.  Among the raffle prizes were original pieces of canvas art, figurines, gift baskets, vacation trips are much more. All proceeds went to the family of Armani to help assist with the increasing treatments.

After the event, Samantha Santiago (Armani’s mother), said she was thrilled with the success from the event and she couldn’t believe the amount of love and support the community gave Armani.

“The We Can Be Heroes charity event was amazing!! Armani felt like the hero of a movie”, said Samantha.  “When he woke up the next morning he only spoke about all the awesome heroes he got to meet and how they officially made him a hero too. That event motivated him to keep fighting. Since then he’s lost his hair, lost some weight, and a little self-esteem, but when he’s shown his pictures from that event and reminded that he’s a hero, his confidence is immediately boosted”.

Samantha says she will be forever grateful to everyone who helped make the event such a success.

Armani has now been switched to maintenance chemotherapy, which his mother says is great news!

Special thanks to those who helped make the event possible:

  1.  World of Comics
  2.  Morataya Photography
  3.  Marvel Comics
  4.  Steerpike Damon
  5.  Official NEHS
  6.  Player 1 Video Game Bar
  7.  Hair Cuttery
  8.  It’s A Trap
  9.  Megacon Convention
  10.  Troop for the Cure
  11.  Medieval Times Dinner Show
  12.  3 Sisters restaurant
  13.  Rosie’s Smoking Hot BBQ
  14.  Chick fil a
  15.  Fancy Sugar Creations
  16.  Frankie Farrell’s Irish Pub and Grille
  17.  SlyFoxHound

…And huge thank you to the community and everyone who came out to show your support the event, you are all heroes here!