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A RAK Mission in 20-minutes

On March 12th, Shadow Man, Break, Snoopy and Zetaman embarked on a glorious day of playing in the dirt for a good cause!

The Squad decided to join the Isedinites’ celebration of planting day. Planting day was established to help maintain the atmosphere and food supply, also known as the “Festival of Isedious.”
On their lovely two-sun planet Ised in the galaxy of Dusnmo, we planted 52-acres of vines bearing a light brown, heart-shaped, fruit. Each vine was attached to lines running between two poles. In less than an earth month, the vines would zigzag their way between the poles, resembling something like a volleyball net.

After the planting, everyone celebrated with games and listening to live music performed by Ewuuk. Zetaman was none too thrilled with the music choice, so be busied himself with games of badminton and plain-runner shoes.

Meanwhile, Shadow Man practiced his not so subtle dance moves in front of the stage, grooving his heart out with a large sample of the locals.
Break was happily jumping in to piles of leaves and giggling with the younger Isedinites, not paying any mind to … well… anything that didn’t involve goofy, uncoordinated fun.
Once the festivities died down, and our heroes helped clean up, they happily but tiredly boarded the rocket for home.

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Honorary Squad for Good Member of the Week- Mike Hill

“A Louisiana police officer has gone above and beyond the call of duty by making a mentally disabled and autistic boy’s dream come true.”

Hill went out of his way to welcome Blaize in to the larger social community that many take for granted. For sharing his compassion, time, energy, and effort, he is an everyday hero and hereby nominated as this week’s honorary member of the Squad for Good.

Read more about this story here:
Louisiana Police Officer Makes Mentally Disabled Teen’s Dream Come True

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Waiter refuses to serve customers who insulted special needs child

Michael Garcia is an everyday hero and now an honorary member of the Squad for Good for his awesome stance against able-ists!

Waiter stands up for special needs child by refusing to serve another group of customers who insulted him | Video | abc13.com.

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January 24, 2013 · 20:14

Happy Times

On November 15, 2012, Shadow Man sat down once again to share.

Shadow Man jots down his thoughts at one of the DETC workshops.

The following is a small window in to his journey towards a better life:

One year ago, nearly to the date, Rose began her 3-month stay in a physical rehabilitation facility. Her absence from home, especially during the holidays, quickly sent Shadow Man spiraling into a deep depression.

However, edging in on Rose’s 2nd month away, just in time for Christmas, Shadow Man suddenly realized that maybe- just maybe- instead of gaining a sense of self from others’ needs, he needed to focus on his own needs and take care of himself.

Cleaning the house was overwhelming and he needed help completing tasks; he recognized that. However, there were things he could do on his own, be it cleaning or making himself smile. He seized those warm fuzzy thoughts and feelings, enabling himself to figure out the steps he needed to take to better care for his emotional, spiritual, and physical selves. Wait, who am I kidding, that was the first time he could remember even taking time to identify his needs in those areas.

He spoke with his doctor about improving his physical health, and made an appointment to speak with a nutritionist. Walking and exercising became a regular part of his daily schedule. Not to ignore his emotional and spiritual needs, he began meeting with a pastoral coordinator once a week. 

There weren’t unicorns in the end, but Shadow Man did see his world brighter. As his thoughts decided to play nice and get in line, he found himself surrounded by silver linings.

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