Mervin, and other Hollywood stars, too

You might remember Mervin Roxas from when I introduced him in a post here back  in November. He’s a Program Assistant at Easter Seals Southern California where he also works as a Life Skills Coach. He’s also become a little famous — in May, he was caught hanging out in Hollywood with celebrities who support veterans.

Hangin’ out in Hollywood

By Mervin Roxas

Mervyn and Monica Potter from 'Parenthood'

On May 29th and 30th, we had the pleasure of representing Easter Seals at the Variety Emmy Studio in West Hollywood to talk about our mission of serving veterans and their families at various levels. Most of the celebrities showed great interest in Easter Seals and applauded our efforts toward this cause.

Meeting these celebrities made me realize how many people are actually affected by veterans’ issues, and the number of lives Easter Seals has touched.

Kat Dennings from Two Broke Girls, Emmy Rossum from Shameless, and Hayden Panatierre from Nashville all expressed their support towards veterans’ services because someone close to them served in the military. Mayim Bialik from The Big Bang Theory and Charles Esten from Nashville were thrilled to speak with Easter Seals staff since they knew someone who has been served by Easter Seals or supported Easter Seals before.

We had a great time hanging out with Monica Potter from Parenthood as she shared with us her passion for supporting veterans. A few days later, she even Tweeted about Easter Seals and posted a picture of her with her sons, and both of the boys were wearing the “Support Our Vets” shirts we gave them!

Over all, it was an amazing event in which Easter Seals received tremendous support from the entertainment community. We would like to thank CK&D and their incredible team for making all this happen. It seems there are many more exciting events that are coming up and Easter Seals is definitely moving in the right direction. Stay tuned on Easter Seals Facebook and Twitter tomorrow to see my photos with the Emmy nominees!


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  1. Donna Johnson Says:

    I was wondering if you could send me some information on your Veterns. I would like to read up on some of your information! I would like to join the EasterSeal!