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Did you know that Marvel Comics created a super hero just for a 4 year old boy who was…

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Superheroes are characterized by different super powers and abilities – some of them are extraordinary strong, others are fast, while some can fly or see through walls. However, one of them, Blue Ear, wears a hearing device that allows him to hear the world around him.

source: Facebook.com
source: Facebook.com

The story about the creation of Blue Ear is an interesting one. A little boy named Anthony Smith had to wear hearing aids, but was uncomfortable with and ashamed of them. Despite his parents’ best efforts, the 4-year-old boy refused to wear the devices and told his mother that “superheroes don’t wear hearing aids”.

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The boy’s mother, Christina, wrote an email to Marvel, describing her story and expressing her hopes that they could create a superhero wearing hearing aids for her little son to see. The moving letter touched the hearts of the Marvel team and they created Blue Ear – a superhero that wears hearing aids. The character proved to be a success and Anthony now happily uses his own hearing aids.



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