REAL LIFE

Robert Downey Jr. Visits His Seriously Ill Young Fan And Makes His Unusual Wish Come True

Date June 8, 2018 15:08

Who doesn’t like Iron Man? Many people’s favorite hero from the Marvel universe described himself as a philanthropist in The Avengers. And Robert Downey Jr., the actor who plays Iron Man, loves to help people just as his most well-known character does. Moreover, Robert is willing to go to great lengths to promote a cause he is passionate about.

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Aaron’s story

Aaron Hunter, an eight-year-old boy from Scotland, was diagnosed with ROHHAD (which stands for Rapid-Onset Obesity with Hypothalamic Dysfunction, Hypoventilation and Autonomic Dysregulation). As its name implies, the disease causes rapid weight gain and breathing difficulties. This rare condition is life-threatening, and very little is known about it to this day. The disease develops in childhood; about 100 children in the world are affected by it.

Aaron is a fan of Iron Man, so his parents recorded a video of their son in hopes of reaching Robert.

To reach as many people as possible, Robert and Aaron started a challenge #GOMADJUMPFORROHHAD, in which the actor himself willingly took part!

We really hope there will soon be a cure for the terrible disease, and wish Aaron and his friends with ROHHAD will be able to live normal lives. Go team Aaron!

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