Twenty-eight-year-old Cody Sheehan from New South Wales, Australia has always identified with superheroes. The idea that they, like him, have a genetic mutation resonated with him and gave him the idea to dress up as some of his favorite superheroes to help raise awareness of his condition, cystic fibrosis (CF).
However, worried that Marvel may not take his reappropriation of Captain America lightly, he asked a relative who is a brand protection lawyer to reach out to Marvel to explain what he was doing.
According to a report in the Daily Telegraph, Marvel was happy that Captain America was doing such great work in raising awareness of cystic fibrosis and gave Sheehan the thumbs up to continue with his cause and even sent him some merchandise to help.
This was particularly poignant for Sheehan, whose own health had deteriorated so much that in March he underwent a lung and liver transplant. It was a 15-hour procedure that required medical teams from two different hospitals to work together. It was only the fourth time the operation has been performed in the area.
After a long convalescence, Sheehan is now fighting fit again and hopes to embark on a world tour as Captain America to increase awareness of cystic fibrosis and organ donation.
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