Burn survivor’s story inspires a cartoon about mental health – Riverside, California

Riverside, California 2021-11-24 21:05:13 –

Corpus Christi, Texas — The life of Gabe Alvarado changed in 2009, when the explosion at the Corpus Christi refinery caused severe burns and other injuries.

Doctors kept him in a coma for 90 days, and since the explosion he has required more than 70 surgeries.

But now, his story is a cartoon inspiration called “My life is worth living” and is tackling the mental health struggle that children and teenagers can suffer.

The story of Danny, a cartoon character, is that, like Alvarado, he was severely burned in a house fire and lost his left lower arm.

The four-part series begins with Danny returning to school and facing ridicule and rejection due to his discolored skin and the hook he has in place of his missing hand.

Alvarado was well past high school when the blast happened, but he says he still felt refusal because of his illness, so he has some advice.

“When you see someone who looks different, rather than yawning, you smile. Smiles can be very helpful,” he said.

Wonder Media has created Danny and four other characters who experience the triggers of various mental illnesses. The owner, Terry Soren, was the CEO of the company that created the hit cartoons “Rugrats” and “The Simpsons.”

Inspired by Alvarado, his personality learns to better handle his “new normality” through treatment and other means.

“Danny gets to where Gabe is now, over time, and by connecting with the power and power of his family and friends,” Toren said.

All five storylines Browsing Free on YouTube.

Currently available in English, Thoren says it will be available in Portuguese, Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese in January.

“Any teenager suffering from mental health problems wants to get it for free,” he said.

And if they benefit from that free help, it will be a silver lining to Alvarado’s personal tragedy.

“I just wanted to do something good for the community and keep it going,” Alvarado said. “And with the love and support of friends, family, and the community, we can continue this series.”

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