When 10-year-old Armani McFarland of North Ogden, Utah, was only 8, she learned that many children go to bed hungry… and promptly organized her first massively successful food drive. She continues to work tirelessly with her classmates, community sponsors, and local firefighters and law enforcement to collect and deliver food, coats, stuffed animals, and backpacks filled with school supplies to children who need them.
Today she shares her exciting and inspiring story with Adrian Paul (who’s calling in from the set of his new film in Bulgaria) and Ethan Dettenmaier and me, giving advice to other young people who might like to start charities of their own. We also discuss the importance of physical activity as a cornerstone for children’s happiness and health, and you can download it right here!
Sean and Justin and Chris and I talk about the colossal balls of Marvel’s moving of ANT-MAN to compete with Warner Bros.’ Superman and Batman movie in 2015, wonder why Warner Bros. is returning to Harry Potter’s world but can’t get anything done with its DC properties, discuss the casting of The CW’s new Flash, and announce a new MMM show in this latest installment of the Modern Myth Media Podcast!
Today I joined hosts Adrian Paul (HIGHLANDER) and Ethan Dettenmaier (Combat Radio) and our special guest Ray Park — Darth Maul in STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE, Toad in X-MEN, and Snake Eyes in G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA and RETALIATION — on another episode of Peace Fund Radio.
At the top of the hour, Adrian and Ethan and Ray talk about how the martial arts have impacted their lives and how practicing the various systems and traditions can help children learn confidence and discipline.
Then I swing in to give updates on previous heroes Yash Gupta and Alyssa Deraco before presenting 17-year-old Param Shah as our latest Hero of the Week. Param created the Lotus Life Foundation to provide medical supplies, treatment, and transportation to children in rural India and the Himalayas who suffer from various illnesses and disorders.
I still can’t believe I get to do this.