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Give Kids The World and PJ Masks Celebrate Real Life Kid Heroes

by Tharin White

This summer, the PJ Masks and Give Kids The World selected two very special kids to write and cameo in their very own episodes of PJ Masks: In Real Life: Kid Heroes edition. This popular YouTube series, which has garnered up over 300,000,000 views, is focused on showcasing real world kid heroes in action-packed adventures. Give Kids The World Village invited two special kids, their families, and the PJ Masks heroes to a special commemoration event.

PJ Masks heroes, in real life kid heroes, their families and Give Kids The World CEO Pamela Landwirth pose in commemoration of these kid heroes and their courage.

In case you don’t know, Give Kids The World Village is an 89-acre, whimsical nonprofit in Central Florida that provides critically ill children and their families with magical week-long Wish vacations at no cost.  Every Wish family is treated to transportation, accommodation, donated theme park tickets, all meals and snacks, nightly entertainment, daily gifts, and unique interactive experiences. Since 1986, Give Kids The World has welcomed more than 178,000 families from all 50 states and from 76 countries. This place is truly magical, and shows you what can be accomplished when thousands of loving volunteers, donations, and upstanding companies come together for these children.

Catboy, Owlette and Gekko pose with kids during a special one-day-only media event.

During this special celebratory event, Kellan Hoang and Madison Hendrickson, plus their families, were brought to the Village for a special day of PJ Masks activities, including a screening of Kellan and Madison’s PJ Masks In Real Life episodes. Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko, as well as Give Kids The World’s Mayor Clayton, also appeared and did meet and greets with all families who attended.

A resident of Roseville, Calif, Kellan was diagnosed with very high risk acute lymphocytic leukemia in April 2019 at age four, and bravely won his battle against the rare blood cancer two years later. Madison, from Portland, Ore., has hypotonic cerebral palsy and makes a daily commitment to joy while being one of only six people in the world with her rare genetics — and the only one who is symptomatic. 


PJ Masks Celebrates 'Real Life Kid Heroes' at Give Kids The World Village

“We are excited to support real-life little heroes and our friends at Give Kids The World. Together, we aim to empower families everywhere with the tremendous power of hope. Like the PJ Masks, Madison and Kellan are strong and courageous, even through difficult times. We loved seeing their imaginations come to life as they crafted and acted out adventures in episodes of PJ Masks: In Real Life,” said eOne/Hasbro Entertainment Brand Marketing Senior Vice President, Jessica Murphy.

Kellan Hoang and Madison Hendrickson pose with family, upon receiving their special Kid hero awards and showing off their In Real Life episodes.

You can watch these special In Real Life episodes now. As these videos are part of YouTube Kids, you cannot access it unless you are on the YouTube App or website, so it will not show up on this article. But, you can click here to be taken to those episodes via YouTube’s platforms. To learn more about Give Kids The World, its mission or volunteer, head to GKTW.org.

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