2015 Mercer County Relay For Life
Lakeshore Drive, Celina, OH 45822
Before Hero Strong was organized, our Batman was honored to take part in the Mercer County Ohio, Relay for Life with RaygenStrong. Batman helped carry the torch to the cauldron with Raygen, her little sister Myla, and her family. It was a beautiful day for such a great event. Meeting Raygen and her family, was the beginnings of Hero Strong as an idea, seeing the impact and inspiration Batman had on Raygen during her fight with cancer was one of the most powerful things we had ever been witness to. It created a powerful urge to want to help more children like Raygen, fighting for their lives and being stronger then any superhero could ever be.
The name "Hero Strong" was inspired from Raygen's support message which was RaygenStrong, Hero Strong, gave a nod to our beginning in that way but also created a message of hope and inspiration through our name and hashtag #WeAreHeroStrong. "We Are Hero Strong" is not just a reference to our group and what we do, it is also a larger message, a message that we are ALL have the strength of a hero inside us. It's a strength that we all must embrace, whether it's a child fighting for his/her life against cancer or cystic fibrosis, standing up to bullying in their school or a parent supporting their child during their fight against muscular dystrophy.. We all have the strength of a hero inside us, and it's up to us to raise each other up and raise up the children in our life that are in need of extra encouragement to bring that strength out in themselves when they truly need it.
The Hero Strong family has remained close with Raygen her family since our paths have intertwined, in fact Raygen's mom Dayna is a big part of our organization.