Tracy Adams

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The Holidays at Florida Hospital for Children

At Florida Hospital for Children, your child can receive state-of-the-art care from some of the leading experts in pediatric medicine, including our 120 sub-specialists covering 35+ sub-specialties who work in close concert with one another and your doctor to ensure comprehensive, coordinated care every step of the way.

Our connection with the Walt Disney Pavilion is one that we treasure. On November 29th, we enjoyed our final visit of 2016 to bring smiles and hope to children within the pediatric areas of Florida Hospital. Batman, Harley Quinn, Winter Soldier, a Jedi, and a Sith all roamed the halls of the hospital while being guided by some of the amazing employees of the hospital.

Stroll and Roll Supporting Center for Independent Living

Every fall, Center for Independent Living supporters and volunteers take critical steps to raise awareness for disability rights and inclusion in Guardians of Justice Stroll and Roll 2016Central Florida. This year, we were invited to join in walking for independence on September 17, 2016 at Harbor Park in Lake Baldwin.

Each step creates a new opportunity for individuals and families living with disabilities. Each step brings CIL closer to achieving its mission and continuing the life-changing work to make Central Florida a community where people of ALL abilities can live independently.

The Force Awakened at Cranes Roost Sunset Premiere

On an early September evening, Guardians of Justice gathered to join force-friendly festivities at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs. Our organization was requested to appear at the Sunset Premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Cranes roost with Guardians of Justice - Star Wars NightAs the representation of Star Wars characters has been growing within our group, we jumped at the chance to finally represent our organization at Altamonte’s favorite park and home of Red Hot and Boom.

Prior to the start of the movie while families were scoping out their spots in the grass, our members gathered and posed for photos before showtime.

Visiting Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital

The end of our month of August was capped with another wonderful visit to the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital. Our organization loves having an on-going relationship with the children-focused hospital to allow us to visit and bring smiles to the all of the patients within.

For this particular event, we gathered up a group of heroes, including Batman, Superman, Green Arrow, Hawkeye, and a Jedi thrown in to bring a little of the Force to the young padawans. Our characters were met with excitement by both patients and caregivers, alike.

Visits to local hospitals are one of the main reasons that Guardians of Justice was founded and we love being able to bring the smiles to these kids that need them the most.

Walt Disney Pavilion Visit at Florida Hospital Delights Children

On a beautiful Friday Afternoon, a princess and a band of heroes from across the multiverse gathered to visit Florida Hospital South to bring happiness to children and parents.

Once our team of eight arrived, we were were greeted by hospital administration, then divided into two groups and assigned an escort.  The children that we had the opportunity to visit were surprised, overjoyed, and shy – which is always to be expected. Characters like Batman can sometimes be overwhelming to meet in person, but with a little conversation he is always warmed up to.

This specific visit was accompanied by Guardians who were visiting the hospital for the first time,

Eustis Buddy Break Welcomes Guardians for First Visit

When we received the request to attend our first Buddy Break, we jumped at the chance! We have a long history of being involved with Nathaniel’s Hope and love what their Buddy Break program does for children and families.

Eustis Buddy Break Spiderman with FirefighterIn case you’re unaware, Buddy Break is a special place for very special people that they call VIPs. For families with special needs, their trained, certified, and background checked volunteers will care for your special needs child (VIP) and sibling for 3 hours on the third Saturday of each month. Each Buddy Break also has Nurses on duty for any issues that may arise from any medical condition.

Fun at 3rd Annual OaSN Best Outcomes Autism Walk

The weather on April 23rd simply could not have been better for the 3rd annual Outreach autism Services Network’s Best Outcomes Walk. Many gathered at Sholom Park in Ocala, FL to enjoy the walk and camaraderie, to be also greeted with four heroic images.

OaSN utilizes this Autism focused walk each year to help raise funds for their organization and to have a little extra fun. Outreach Autism Services Network Inc. ™, (formerly Ocala Autism Support Network), OASN, is a nonprofit agency founded May 12, 2011 offering free autism services to the community. OASN was founded to facilitate the BEST outcomes™ for individuals with autism through education seminars,

Every Hero Has A Story – Clermont News Leader

Every Hero Has a Story took place at West Oaks Mall, Ocoee, Florida on March 20, 2016.  Participants included Guardians of Justice, Wespeak for Them and Read to Sydney.

Read to Sydney, partnered with Wespeak for Them and Guardians of Justice to bring Every Hero Has a Story to West Oaks mall for the first time.  Every Hero Has a Story provided opportunities for children to meet the heroes, make a mask, read / listen to a story and meet Sydney and Toby, therapeutic reading dogs.  Kandi, (Wespeak for Them) provided parents with information and resources for autistic children.

Doggie Day Afternoon at Read to Sydney

Sunday, March 20th promised a unique opportunity for members of the Guardians of Justice to partake in some crafty fun. WeSpeak for Them and Sydney the Therapy dog hosted an open-house style party and invited our members to join!

Read with Sydney March 20 2016 002The festivities took place at the “Read to Sydney” store-front located inside of the West Oaks Mall. Since we were directly across from the Mall’s Easter Bunny he hopped on over throughout the afternoon to participate.

Sydney brought her four-legged friend Toby along to visit with the children. They roamed the store-front ensuring everyone was greeted and Toby handed out a few doggy-kisses.