Heroes Monday is a weekly feature about the American TV show ~ Heroes. It includes character and actor profiles as well as bits of trivia and a spotlight on a real hero.
Benjamin Disraeli (1804 – 1881)
Peter Petrelli portrayed by Milo Ventimiglia
Peter Petrelli is a central character in Heroes even though in the series he started off as one of the least formidable character, he has slowly developed into a focal point for all the Heroes. His superpower ability is toabsorb the powers of all the other Heroes which makes him a force to be reckoned with.
• He is a mixture of Sicilian, Irish, Scottish, French, Cherokee and Indian (how colorful is that!)
• He made his TV debut on the Fresh Prince of Bel Air
• Had a recurring role on Gilmore Girls and also featured in a number of TV shows – CSI, Boston Public, Law and Order- SVU
• Recently seen in the movie Rockie Balboa opposite Sylvester Stallone
Real Hero ~ Nkosi Johnson
This month marks the sixth year anniversary of the passing of Nkosi Johnson. He was a South African child who was born HIV-positive and shone the spotlight on the plight of children who never knew a life without HIV-infection. At the XIII International AIDS Conference he was a picture of strength and courage as he called on the world to “Care for us and accept us. We are all human beings. We are normal. We have hands. We have feet. Don’t be afraid of us – we are all the same” a true mantra for the world as we continue to battle the stigma associated with an HIV-infection. The culture of stigma has contributed in the spread of the disease.
In the twelve years he lived, Nkosi made a marvelous impact on many people including Nelson Mandela who referred to him as an icon for the struggle for life.
Rest in Peace, dear little one, you are remembered with love