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Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada recently came through in a big way for a Las Vegas teen who loves Marvel Super Heroes.

His name is Erick, who prefers to be called by his middle name of Josh. He is a 16-year-old high school junior who has suffered from congenital heart disease and kidney failure since he was a child. He battles these diseases every day, and lives on dialysis and oxygen to survive.

According to an article posted by KTNV 13 Action News Staff on, Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada “teamed up with Cityneon Holdings’ Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N inside Treasure Island Las Vegas” to surprise Josh and his family with a “dream-come-true” vacation to the “theme park capital of the world,” Orlando, Florida.

Josh is a huge fan of Marvel’s Super Heroes, and he especially identifies with Iron Man, who has a repaired heart. The Las Vegas teen was really excited to visit all of “the Marvel-related attractions at Universal Studios, including Marvel Super Hero Island® in Universal’s Islands of Adventure.”

Per the article, Josh and his family stayed at Give Kids The World Village, which is “a Florida nonprofit resort that provides no-cost lodging to children with serious conditions and their families.” They got to spend an entire week experiencing all of the fantastic attractions at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios.

I truly cannot imagine what this young man and his family must endure on a daily basis just to keep him alive. His strength and courage, coupled with his family’s love and support, would inspire anyone who is going through tough times. Any rough patch I have ever gone through cannot compare to what Josh and his family endure each day.

Major kudos to Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada and Cityneon for making this youngster’s dream come true.


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Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.


27 Marvel T-Shirts That You Didn't Even Know You Needed

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is vast. With multiple phases featuring a huge collection of movies and TV shows, it is no wonder that most of Marvel’s content crushes it at the box office. The team at Marvel has done an amazing job of bringing a plethora of comic book characters to life everyone from Iron Man to Moon Knight. There are so many incredible moments in the MCU and so to celebrate that we’ve put together a list of super cool Marvel t-shirts that every Marvel fan will love.

  • 1) Stark Industries T-shirt

    There are a ton of reasons why we kicked off this list with a Tony Stark shirt. The chief one is that Stark Industries is one of the largest lynch-pins in the MCU. And if you’re an Iron Man fan you have to snag this one.

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  • 2) Captain America Top Gun Tee

    If you haven’t gotten a chance to see the new Top Gun: Maverick movie yet, take this as your sign to see it. But also had to add this t-shirt to the list because there is only one First Avenger, and there are so many cool Captain America shirts to choose from. As a Top Gun fan, this crossover is superhero-level cool.

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  • 3) Thor’s Blacksmith Apprentice

    Some of my favorite t-shirts are the ones that are really creative. This Thor Blacksmith shirt is awesome because not only does it fit with the Mjölnir aesthetic, but it’s also incredibly creative.

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  • 4) Shhh No One Cares Deadpool Shirt

    Deadpool might be one of my favorites in the MCU. Not only does Ryan Reynolds deliver on the humor, but he actually fleshes out the character of Wade Wilson really well. This Deadpool shirt makes me laugh because I can totally hear Ryan Reynolds saying this. And if you’re a Deadpool fan you’ll love this one.  

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  • 5) Arachnid Rhapsody Shirt

    Another one of my favorite MCU movies was Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. Not only was the animation incredible, but the storyline featuring Miles Morales’s Spider-Man is incredible. This Queen-inspired Spider-Man tee is everything an Into The Spider-Verse fan needs!

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  • 6) Lang’s Quantum Relam Studies Tee

    Again, here is another one of those cool parody-style shirts. This Ant-Man-inspired one takes the essence of the film and turns it into something really unique. This would definitely be something I’d wear or see if it was a real location. 

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  • 7) A.W.A. Straight Out Of Infinity Tee

    Here is another awesome musical artist crossover. This N.W.A-inspired avengers shirt is awesome and if you love the Avengers movies this is definitely one you’ll want to snag. 

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  • 8) Miss Minutes Tee

    If you’ve watched the Loki TV series you’ll know exactly who Miss Minutes is. And this tee is really cool! Miss Minutes may not be a huge character in the Loki TV show, but she’s still an iconic figurehead for it!

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  • 9) X-Men Comic Graphic Tee

    Okay, X-Men fans this one is perfect for you. Not only do we love the comic book panel style on the front, but it has that cool vintage look that many people love in a graphic tee.

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  • 10) Thor: Ragnarok Grandmaster Tee

    If you love Thor: Ragnarok like me then I’m sure you remember Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster character. This movie was one of my favorites so I definitely had to add it to this list.

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  • 11) Wanda Maximoff “I Survived The Hex” Tee

    Here’s a great t-shirt from Marvel’s newest installment of Doctor Strange. This I Survived The Hex tee is a bit spoiler-y so I won’t go into too many details, but definitely a cool one for any of you Scarlet Witch fans.

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  • 12) Capt. Rodgers History Club Tee

    Our favorite fossil has a history club tee?! That’s genius! This graphic tee is available in sizes Small through 5XL.

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  • 13) Hawkeye’s Archery Club Tee

    Another cool club shirt. At this point, I’m not sure which club I’d join, but the Hawkeye Archery club might be really fun. 

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  • 14) Shang Chi Tee

    Here’s one of those MCU movies that may have surprised people. I really loved the Shang Chi and the Ten Rings movie. It was a really cool film and this graphic tee featuring the retro comic book style is very cool.

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  • 15) Groot Loops Tee

    “I am Groot” which actually translates to this tee is awesome (in this case of course). This Groot Loops tee is definitely an “Add to Cart” for me!

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  • 16) Incredible Hulk Tee

    I promise I didn’t forget about you Incredible Hulk fans. This Incredible Hulk tee has really cool graphics and it’s available in a wide range of sizes. 

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  • 17) Black Widow Classic Retro Tee

    If you love classic retro looks, this Black Widow tee is a great choice. I love the comic book Black Widow style. It’s available in both Men’s and Women’s cuts.

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  • 18) Loki Variant Tee

    There are so many cool Loki t-shirts out there, but one of my favorites is this Variant tees. The Variants in Loki are one of my favorite plot lines so far and the fact that they give Loki a Variant jacket in the show is a really fun touch.

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  • 19) Wanda Daria-Inspired Shirt

    If you loved Daria and also are a Scarlet Witch fan then you absolutely need this tee. Daria was such a good late 90s/early 2000s show and if WandaVision had been able to go farther into the future of TV maybe they would have been able to do a Daria style. Who knows!

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  • 20) Two Captains Meme Shirt

    I love these memes shirts. This moment in Avengers: Endgame where the two Captain Americas meet each other works really well for this Spider-Man meme!

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  • 21) Venom Tee

    Okay, the Venom movies are really good, at least in my opinion. And this Venom tee is perfect for Venom fans everywhere.

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  • 22) Star Lord Tee

    If you’re a Guardians of the Galaxy fan, this shirt is for you! Not only is this another artist-inspired shirt (AKA The Weeknd in this case), but it looks really cool with the Star Lord helmet.

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  • 23) Captain Marvel Danvers Sweatshirt

    I love wearing sweatshirts all year round because I get cold easily. This Danvers Captain Marvel sweatshirt is really cool. It has that College/University logo look that is very on-trend right now.

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  • 24) She's Not Alone Shirt

    Speaking of female Avengers, how cool is this one?! This was such a cool Girl Power moment in Avengers: End Game so I knew we had to include it here.

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  • 25) Moon Knight Comic Shirt

    I knew I couldn’t forget Moon Knight. The show has been a smash hit for fans! This comic book-style shirt is perfect for folks looking to show off their Moon Knight love.

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  • 26) Doctor Strange Galaxy T-shirt

    Here’s a cool Doctor Strange shirt. It fits in that retro and comic book style that people really like nowadays in their graphic tees. This is available in sizes Small through 5XL.

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  • 27) Marvel Character Ensemble Tee

    And yes, I wanted to make sure I included an ensemble shirt because while we all have a favorite character/hero, we also love the ensemble as a whole. And this Marvel ensemble tee really takes the cake.

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