For 30 consecutive days, Carmela Chillery Watson and her mother Lucy dressed up as Wonder Woman and walked a kilometre a day to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy UK. The real-life superhero was diagnosed with LMNA Congenital Muscular Dystrophy in 2017, which is part of a group of inherited genetic conditions that gradually weaken the muscles, leading to an increase in disability. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, her father Darren has been living in a shed to ensure that she doesn’t catch the virus. During the challenge, Gal Gadot, who portrayed Wonder Woman in the recent movie, called Carmela her “real wonder girl” on social media, which gave her a boost to continue. On a recent episode of The One Show, six-year-old Carmela thanked Gadot for inspiring her to keep fighting on and doing her exercises despite her condition. Gadot became emotional hearing her words of gratitude from her Wonder Woman-themed bedroom.
Gal Gadot, the actress who played Wonder Woman, was moved to tears when she heard from Carmela, a six-year-old with muscular dystrophy and a superfan, on The One Show. Carmela told her that Gal’s portrayal of Wonder Woman helped her in her fight. It was a touching moment that showed the impact of representation and inspiring characters.
Carmela expressed her gratitude towards the person who helped her fight her battle with muscular dystrophy and motivated her to continue doing her exercises. Her heartfelt thanks were also extended for the donation made towards her Wonder Woman walk, which not only helped her but also other children in similar situations to have hope. Gal, a mother of two daughters promoting the sequel Wonder Woman 1984 became emotional upon hearing Carmela’s words. She felt privileged to be able to inspire and empower young girls like Carmela and provide them with the strength to fight through tough times. Gal was in awe of Carmela’s tenacity and considered her to be a true Wonder Woman who never gave up and fought against all odds.
Gal, a mother of two daughters, got emotional while promoting the sequel Wonder Woman 1984 and expressed her joy by saying “That has truly brightened up my day. It’s absolutely amazing!”
The highly-anticipated release of Wonder Woman 1984 is just around the corner, featuring Gal Gadot as the iconic superhero. For Carmela, dressing up as Wonder Woman has taken on a special meaning. In 2017, she was diagnosed with LMNA Congenital Muscular Dystrophy, a group of genetic conditions resulting in progressive muscle weakness and disability. But this hasn’t stopped Carmela from making a difference. Together with her mother Lucy, she walked a kilometre each day for 30 days to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy UK. Their efforts caught the attention of Gal Gadot herself, who tweeted that Carmela was her “real wonder girl” just nine days into the challenge.
Wow, what a great accomplishment! Last month, Carmela and her mother Lucy dressed up as Wonder Woman and walked one kilometer every day for 30 days to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy UK. It was impressive to see them both committed to such a good cause!
After nine days of the challenge, Gal expressed on Twitter that Carmela was her “real wonder girl.” Muscular dystrophy is a group of inherited genetic conditions that gradually cause muscle weakening and disability, which can eventually become life-threatening. Treatment can help manage many symptoms, but there is no cure for MD. Gal donated £3,442 to Carmela’s fundraising effort and helped her surpass her £6,000 target by raising nearly £15,000. Catherine Woodhead, CEO of Muscular Dystrophy UK, expressed gratitude for the ongoing support of the Wonder Woman cast. The money raised by Carmela and her team is essential for funding research into treatments and cures for people with muscle-wasting conditions. Gal shared that only her eldest daughter Alma watched her first WW movie, while her youngest, Maya, has yet to see it. The physicality of filming the sequel was challenging, but Gal performed most of her stunts herself. Carmela’s fundraising page can be found on JustGiving.
Discussing the follow-up film, Gal, who served in the Israeli military for a few years, mentioned that it was challenging and required a lot of effort. She also shared that she takes on the majority of her stunts in the movie.