Robert Downey Jr. is teaming up with a boy and his family to raise awareness for a disease called ROHHAD. 8-year-old fan Aaron Hunter, who is battling the rare, life-threatening syndrome, thought up the challenge and Downey Jr. accepted it.
Now, Downey Jr., who has become close with Aaron, is helping to spread the word.
This all started when young Avengers fan Aaron Hunter sent out an internet request in early 2017 asking to speak to Iron Man.
Hunter, 8, has a rare life-threatening syndrome called ROHHAD, which stands for “rapid-onset obesity with hypothalamic dysregulation, hypoventilation, and autonomic dysregulation.”
In a Facebook post, the Ironman actor wrote: “The ‘Muddy Puddle’ challenge has been issued… Film yourself jumping in the biggest, muddiest puddle possible (keep it fun and safe) for 33 seconds…Then challenge 3 people to do the same…Please post the challenge to your social media platform and tag #GOMADJUMPFORROHHAD… No puddle no problem …Follow the same rules minus the puddle…Remember have an awesome (safe) time…and don’t forget to donate at crowdrise.com/rdj.”
The report also says:
Robert Downey Jr. posted a video to his Facebook page … that’s pretty surprising if you don’t know what’s going on.
The Iron Man actor donned an all-white outfit and stepped into a muddy puddle to the tune of the Van Halen song Jump. He then danced about and issued this challenge: “All Avengers and Iron Man fans alike, I hereby challenge thee, go mad, jump for ROHHAD.”
— ROHHAD Association (@ROHHAD_GLOBAL) January 28, 2017
Selfie game on point! Aaron and I are devising ways we can #gomadforrohhad…Donate just $10 bux (https://t.co/ywpvrsvUm3) to win a trip to #hollywood for the #avengersinfinitywar world premiere. Proceeds benefit @Rohhad_Global and #brianortegafoundation. See you there! pic.twitter.com/wouSDCwWHG
— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) March 24, 2018
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