Teen Girl’s Charitable Work in Mexico Inspired Marvel to Create ‘Dynamic Daniella’ Comic
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Anyone can be a hero, like Dynamic Daniella, a comic book character inspired by a real-life young hero.

According to an article by Remezcla, Disney+ has launched a documentary series called "Marvel's Hero Project." Its first season highlights the achievements of everyday heroes, like the 11-year-old who's organizing child abuse marches, a 12-year-old trans girl championing LGBT-inclusive education in New Jersey, and a boy who co-founded an organization for supporting people with disabilities.

Each "hero" will also be rewarded with their very own comic book. One of these heroes is Daniella Benitez, a teen who's become a driving force in her community and inspired Marvel to create Dynamic Daniella.

Living in San Diego which is just a few miles away from Tijuana, her hero journey began when she first joined some volunteers on a trip across the border to help build a house for a family in Mexico.

After seeing first-hand how much she could help families in need, she began to raise funds and help build as many affordable houses for Tijuana families as she could, joining volunteers from the nonprofit Build a Miracle organization.

"And on that day, my life changed. I knew that I wanted to do more, so I committed to heading up the building of one house a year," Benitez recalled the day her parents drove her to Tijuana to help build a house.

This inspired her to begin with the goal of raising money for one house a year. She has already surpassed it by raising $16,000.

"In 2017, my family donated money towards a school project with the non-profit organization, Build a Miracle, to help build a home for a family in need in Tijuana, Mexico," Benitez said in an interview. "Through Build a Miracle, it takes $16,000 to take a family from living in dire poverty, to living in a fully furnished home with running water, electricity, plumbing, bedrooms, bathrooms, and a kitchen."

When asked what others can do to help her address the root of the problem, she said, "poverty is a big problem everywhere and if my community wants to help solve this problem, they can help spread awareness about the cause."

In the episode of Marvel's Hero Project entitled, "Dynamic Daniella," Benitez said, "I felt so powerful that we are able to really change someone's life."

In addition to The Marvel Hero Project, Disney + will soon offer exclusive access to new series such as WandaVisionThe Mandalorian, and The World According to Jeff Goldblum. Disney + will also complete the Star Wars Clone Wars series, which was cancelled abruptly by Cartoon Network after Disney purchased Star Wars, much to the excitement of fans who felt cheated out of already-finished seasons. 

Disney is the latest in the television industry to join the trend of offering exclusive streaming service, and thus pulling their content off of the leading streaming service, Netflix.

Marvel's Hero Project's "Dynamic Daniella" episode is available to stream starting February 7, 2020 on Disney+.