After he died, we planned a superhero themed memorial for our little boy who was named after Damian Wayne (son of Batman). We asked everyone to wear capes or come in superhero costume, because of how his name came about.
Because Damian's memorial was superhero themed, and we are HUGE fans of Arrow, I reached out to Stephen Amell via Facebook to see if maybe he would send something to the memorial. His response to my request was not at all what I expected.
The next day, before Damian's memorial, I decided to post a picture of what costumes my Dad and I chose to wear. AND STEPHEN COMMENTED AGAIN. I just couldn't believe it.
A few months passed, and I thought, hey- maybe I'll remind Stephen about when he said he would set something up for me. AND HE REMEMBERED. So he had one of his handlers contact me.
Just when I thought things couldn't possibly get any better than meeting Stephen, he took things a step further. Here he is, going above and beyond to make the Con even better for me, my husband, our children, and our friends. He upgraded us all to VIP!
So, when we got to the con, we got to go up to his signing table to initially meet him. He stood up, and asked "is this her?" When I saw him, I couldn't help but just wrap my arms around him, and he comforted me.
Now, I'm kind of weird, and I kept having these recurring dreams that I would run to him and jump into his arms and he would catch me. My husband begged me not to be weird but I asked anyway.
The shirt that Stephen is wearing in this video is one that I had made for him- he and I are the only two in existence to have those shirts. I gave it to him as thanks for making our day so special, and in memory of our Damian.
I bawled. When he dedicated the panel to my husband and I, I straight up ugly cried. He wore the shirt THE WHOLE PANEL.
Then, just when I thought he could not be any more kind to me, after his panel, he jumped off the stage and wrapped me in a hug again- and took a picture with my whole group!
At day 2 of the Con, I decided I needed to wait in line so that I could say hello to David Ramsey as well- turns out Stephen told him about me, and he crawled under his signing table to come snuggle me.
I told David that Stephen had caught me the previous day, and not one to be upstaged, he felt the need to pick me up in front of thousands of people, and dip me.
Now when David caused the crowd to go wild, John Barrowman felt the need to get in on the action, and vaulted over his signing table.
So, the moral of this story is, Stephen Amell is a REAL superhero
4 months ago my world was shattered, and in two days, Stephen Amell brought me more happiness than I have felt since my son died. He went above and beyond to do something special for my family and friends. And for that, I will be forever grateful. Thank you Stephen, you are a class act, and a phenomenal man.