Air Force veteran Christopher Douglas, who is better known as “Captain America of Texas,” has spent his time making children’s dreams come true.
Working alongside the Make A Wish Foundation and the North Texas children’s hospitals, Douglas suits up as Captain America and visits and surprises sick kids all throughout Texas.
It started when Douglas was searching for a way to give back and was inspired by a video he saw of someone overseas who visited sick children while dressed up as Spider-Man. He immediately knew he could do something similar and decided to dress up as Captain America.
That’s when he reached out to local children’s hospitals to set his plan in motion.
Douglas even wanted to take it one step further and have his truck Captain America-themed, so he brought it to ‘Jekyll and Hyde’s Custom Car Wrap’ to have it wrapped. When he went to pick it up, he was brought to tears when staff told him it was free of charge, because the admired his selflessness.
The Captain America truck is just one more thing for the kids he visits to smile about.
Douglas’ kindness and efforts have won him a ‘Best of Militarykind Award.’
“Nothing makes me happier than having served my country and now my local community both professionally and as a volunteer,” Douglas said. “I hope that if my work does anything, it inspires other veterans to get involved in their communities and support their neighbors.”
Douglas says we need more positivity and good in the world, and hopes others will give back to the community like he does. In addition for working with Make A Wish, he also serves his community as a police officer in Midlothian, TX.
Hear more of Douglas’ story in the video below:
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