Robert Downey Jr. Posts A Message on Instagram for Paige Winter, the 17-year-old shark attack survivor

Robert Downey Jr. Posts A Message on Instagram for Paige Winter, the 17-year-old shark attack survivor

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Robert Downey Jr. aka “Iron Man” aka “Tony Stark” has a message for Paige Winter, the young lady who was attack by a shark on June 2nd while visiting Fort Macon State Park.

Downey has offered Paige the position as his North Carolina ambassador for his Footprint Coalition, a venture to help climate change.

“This is a heroic story of resilience, I got to tell you, and you’re not alone, but not just because of folks who have had similar stuff happen, but also because of your interest in sustainability and preservation of our oceans and marine life and all that stuff,” Downey said in the video message.

Paige was surprised with the message during an interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts where she detailed the harrowing attack and how she’s doing now. “I was aware from the beginning, nothing’s gonna be the same ever again. Like, I’m still Paigey. Just a little different,” Winter said.

Paige lost two fingers and had her left leg amputated after the attack. She is currently recovering at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. Winter put out a statement through the Vidant Medical Center, calling for people to respect sharks in their environment.

The “Iron Man” actor announced his Footprint Coalition initiative to help combat climate change earlier this month at Amazon’s re:MARS artificial intelligence conference, saying he hopes it will launch in April 2020. “Between robotics and nanotechnology, we could clean up the planet significantly, if not totally, in 10 years,” Downey said.

 

 

Written by Clarke Jones

Source: ABC News

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