Two weeks ago, Venezuelan student Rufo Chacon’s life permanently changed for the worse. For the offense of peaceful protest, cops fired 52 rubber bullets in his face, leaving him permanently blind. Now, the 16-year-old-boy faces a life of challenges as he tries to adapt to his new life as a blind man in Venezuela. The boy was part of a protest demanding basic goods and cooking gas, which are in shortages. The Venezuelan movement for better conditions soon turned into a bloodbath when police officers started firing rubber bullets. Several other people were also injured, including Chacon’s sister.
Role models play a big part in developing our character, morals, and ethics. For millennia, we’ve idolized superheroes from a young age. Fast-forwarding to the present, the comic book industry and eventually Walt Disney’s MCU formed. Despite being fiction, these stories give millions of children, teens, and even some adults hope of changing their lives for the better every day. One of these kids was Ollie Jones, a four-year-old child born with leukodystrophy. Ollie Jones was a big fan of Spider-Man, who according to his father helped him to keep an optimistic view about his life, regardless of his fatal condition.