Ricky Mena went through some ups and downs, and through it all, he struggled between the light and the darkness. But when his grandmother came to him in a dream, he knew that it was his destiny to be a superhero. He decided to turn himself into one of the most lovable characters in Marvel—Spider-Man! Ever since then, this real-life Spider-Man has been visiting sick children since 2014. He visited over 10,000 sick kids who desperately needed some pick me ups. Some of them are fighting PTSD and even terminal illnesses. But now this heroic man brightens up their days with gifts, love, and a lot of laughter. Ricky Mena is definite proof that heroes really do walk among us!
Meet The Real-Life Superhero
Over the last four years, 34-year-old Ricky Mena has visited over 10,000 sick kids in hospitals around the world, bringing laughter and joy. And he did so while wearing a Spider-Man suit!