October 28, 2022

On today's show, we look back at an earlier episode where we visited the Las Vegas based nonprofit Critical Care Comics.

No matter what age the child, hospital stays and illnesses can both be traumatic to a child. These experiences impact the child’s well-being not only while they are hospitalized but sometimes even years later. Their normal life is being disrupted…they miss their family and friends. Younger children may not understand why they are in the hospital. No matter how welcoming the pediatrics unit may be, it’s just not home.

And this brings us to our highlighted charity, Critical Care Comics...

Critical Care Comics is a Las Vegas based nonprofit dedicated to bringing joy to the faces of children in hospitals by delivering comic books to kids and helping them escape the discomfort and stress of hospital life. If only for only 28 pages. @CriticalCareComics

Near the end of his Sophomore year of High School, the Founder, Jason Golden, was diagnosed with Leukemia. He completely missed his Junior year of High School battling cancer. But Jason wasn’t alone. Every week his parents would go to his comic shop and pick up the latest books. As Spiderman fought off Sinister-Six, Jason was fighting off nausea from Chemo. He even read the Death of Superman from the hospital bed. Those moments for him were an escape…if only for 28 pages.

When Jason was older, he wanted to give back…and Critical Care Comics was born.

Bev had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Danny Ballard, the Marketing Director for Critical Care Comics and Dan Glitch, “Captain America” Cosplay Volunteer.