Undetected Heart Conditions – Protecting Your Child Against This Silent Killer

Undetected Heart Conditions

Undetected Heart Conditions

You turn on the news and hear about an otherwise physically fit high school athlete dropping dead on the playing field. It seems so far away. You probably say,

“Aww, that’s sad.”

You listen to the player’s story about what a great athlete they were. They did community service at the local food pantry. They were a member of the National Honor Society. You might even say a prayer of healing for the family. Then you go about your day and likely never give it another thought. That is until it happens in your community…  Read More

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Marvel Movie Marathon – Doctor Strange

Marvel Movie Marathon Doctor Strange

Synopsis

Dr. Stephen Strange is a brilliant surgeon. However, while driving he is seriously injured rendering his hands unusable. Since his life’s work is dependent on his hands, he falls into despair. Research on his injury leads him to a guru who can possibly heal not only his hands but his heart.

Accompanying Viewing

TV MCU: Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger
TV MCU: Marvel’s Jessica Jones – Season 2
TV MCU: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D – Season 4, Second Half

Viewing Locations*

Amazon Download/Rental, DVD and BluRay
*These viewing locations are only good for the date of publication. DVD and streaming options change constantly.

Discussion Question

Like The Incredible Hulk, this movie seemed to have a different feel than the rest of the Marvel movies. What did you think of the mystical aspects of the movie as opposed to the scientific? Let us know your thoughts in the comments, on our Facebook page or on Twitter using the hastag #MarvelMovieMarathon.

Marvel Fun Fact

The full name of Dr. Strange is Dr. Stephen Vincent Strange. This is because Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, the creators of Dr. Strange, modeled the appearance after the actor Vincent Price.

If you want to go back to the beginning of our marathon or jump forward, here is the marathon timeline:
Movie 1 – Captain America – The First Avenger
Movie 2 – Iron Man
Movie 3 – The Incredible Hulk
Movie 4 – Iron Man 2
Movie 5 – Thor
Movie 6 – Marvel’s The Avengers
Movie 7 – Iron Man 3
Movie 8 – Thor: The Dark World
Movie 9 – Captain America: Winter Soldier
Movie 10 – Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1
Movie 11 – Avengers: Age of Ultron
Movie 12 – Ant Man
Movie 13 – Captain America: Civil War
Movie 14 – Doctor Strange
Movie 15 – Spider-Man: Homecoming
Movie 16 – Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
Movie 17 – Thor: Ragnarok
Movie 18 – Black Panther
Movie 19 – Avengers: Age of Ultron
Movie 20 – Ant-Man & The Wasp

Sue Nowicki is an alumna of the 2014/15 Disney Parks Moms Panel. She splits her time between planning her next Walt Disney World vacation and running a travel volleyball club where she fills the roles of secretary, navigator, head cheerleader, treasurer, athletic trainer and team psychologist. You can follow her on Twitter @TeamMom365.

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Marvel Movie Marathon – Ant-Man

Marvel Movie Marathon Ant-Man

Synopsis

Taking place several months after Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man is the story of a Scott Lang, played by Paul Rudd, an ex-con who is trained by Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) to shrink in size using a special suit. Lang and Pym seek to prevent “The Yellowjacket” from using the same technology for evil.

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Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1 (2014)

Marvel Movie Marathon Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1

Synopsis

Guardians of the Galaxy was the first Marvel movie I saw but I didn’t realize it at the time. A bit of a confession: I didn’t come to Marvel movies because of the comics, I came to them because of the link to Disney. Therefore, I didn’t have any idea this was a Marvel movie when it was first publicized. I thought it was just another Disney movie. I am not normally being a fan of sci-fi/action movies but I really loved this movie. It’s the story of Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, played by Chris Pratt, and his rag-tag band of extraterrestrial oddballs who are on the run after stealing a powerful orb. In my humble opinion, this is one of the most fun movies in the Marvel Universe. And another added bonus is that this movie has the best soundtrack EVER! Full of songs from the 70’s, you will be dancing along with the movie like you never have before.

Accompanying Viewing

TV MCU: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D – Season 2, Episode 1-19 TV MCU: Marvel’s Daredevil – Season 1

Viewing Locations*

Amazon and the Guardians Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 box set

*These viewing locations are only good for the date of publication. DVD and streaming options change constantly.

Discussion Question

Each of the Guardians has a different personality. Which one do you identify with the most? Let us know your thoughts in the comments, on our Facebook page or on Twitter using the hastag #MarvelMovieMarathon.

Marvel Fun Fact

When recording the voice-overs for Groot, Vin Diesel recorded the “I am Groot” line over 1,000 times.

If you want to go back to the beginning of our marathon or jump forward, here is the marathon timeline:

Movie 1 – Captain America – The First Avenger

Movie 2 – Iron Man

Movie 3 – The Incredible Hulk

Movie 4 – Iron Man 2

Movie 5 – Thor

Movie 6 – Marvel’s The Avengers

Movie 7 – Iron Man 3

Movie 8 – Thor: The Dark World

Movie 9 – Captain America: Winter Soldier

Week 10 – Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1

Week 11 – Avengers: Age of Ultron

Week 12 – Ant Man

Week 13 – Captain America: Civil War

Week 14 – Doctor Strange

Week 15 – Spider-Man: Homecoming

Week 16 – Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

Week 17 – Thor: Ragnarok

Movie 18 – Black Panther

Movie 19 – Avengers: Infinity War

Movie 20 – Ant-Man & The Wasp

Sue Nowicki is an alumna of the 2014/15 Disney Parks Moms Panel. She is a team mom extraordinaire who has filled her time serving as secretary, navigator, head cheerleader, treasurer, athletic trainer and team psychologist for her daughter’s travel sports team for over 15 years before becoming a team owner. You can follow her on Twitter at @TeamMom365.

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