Flash stars Carlos Valdes & Teddy Sears help save Atlanta woman

Both Flash stars recount how they helped an injured woamn in Atlanta and show how we all have powers with which to help others.

This past Labor day weekend saw thousands of eager multi-genre fans descend upon Atlanta Georgia for the annual Dragon Con 5-day celebration of all things Geek. Among those attendees are also a large number of genre celebrities invited to the well known convention such as two of the stars from the CW’s live action Flash series, Carlos Valdes who plays Cisco Ramon and Teddy Sears who plays Jay Garrick.

The Sci Fi site BLASTR recently reported that Valdes told the following story during a convention panel Q&A about helping to aid someone in need after being asked what super powers he might like to have in real life.

It seems that both Valdes and Sears were driving on Saturday with their convention handlers along an alternate route around Dragon Con’s yearly and expansive parade, when they came upon a cyclist lying face down in the road.

Valdes said,”Literally we drove and saw somebody on the road. I went, ‘Oh my god, is that a person?’” The actor indicated that while Sears thought the individual looked more like a mannequin, Valdes noticed that the person seemed to perhaps be twitching.

Valdes continued to say, “One of our handlers, who shall remain nameless, had experience as an EMT. Without thinking she got out of the car, put her gloves on that she keeps in her purse and she immediately tended to her, took care of her, tried to get her responsive – whatever the EMT checklist is – as Teddy immediately called 911, and I was trying to look for water.

Sears than added, “We all hopped out and did our thing. A couple people drove by her, but the EMTs came right away, and put her on a sling and on a backboard, and took her away; she wasn’t badly bleeding, but she was scraped up.

In response to the question about what super powers the actors might like to have, Valdes’ answer and perspective on this incident seems quite refreshing. Valdes then summed up the experience by saying, “We do have powers, and have power to help. It is very easy to get caught up in the fiction of what we do, but it is important to remember to stay grounded in the heart of what it is we’re saying, which is; there is a beautiful juxtaposition between the fantasy and the reality.

Valdes left off the receptive crowd by saying, “The common ground is you can be a hero, too.

Tye Bourdony is the co-owner of scifipulse.net as well as the U.S. based content editor for Sci Fi Pulse. Tye is also a Sci Fi cartoonist and creator of ‘The Lighter Side of Sci-Fi’, a mediator, deep space traveler, and the lead interstellar reporter for the Galactic Enquirer. He is also a graduate of the Barry University School of Law, SUNY Purchase and H.S. of Music & Art. Tye currently works in Florida’s 9th Circuit as the staff Family Mediator and has a regular self-published column in Sci Fi Magazine. You can visit Tye on facebook and at www.thelightersideofscifi.com or send your thoughts and story/article ideas to [email protected]
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