Roanoke Rapids' boy featured in People Magazine for fighting child abuse

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Roanoke Rapids child featured in 'People' magazine
Elijah Lee is being recognized once again for fighting against child abuse.

The honors keep rolling in for a North Carolina 11-year-old fighting child abuse.

Elijah Lee from Roanoke Rapids is featured in the latest issue of People Magazine.

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Over a year ago, Lee went to the Roanoke Rapids police station to take out permits for a march against child abuse he was organizing. He has also worked to raise thousands of dollars for Halifax Regional Medical Center to create a pediatric safe room as part of his mission.

In November, Lee's activism caught the attention of Marvel. He has been featured on Marvel's Hero Project series on Disney+ which created an episode about Lee and a comic in his image.

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The new article in People highlights Lee and other Hero Project kids for the impact they're making on the world.