US: John Cena had an emotional meeting with a Ukrainian kid with Down Syndrome who used the WWE legend as inspiration to flee the country during the Russian invasion.
Misha Rohozhyn, a 19-year-old fan who fled Mariupol with his family in March and was spurred by his goal of seeing his hero, met the WWE legend and Hollywood actor in the Netherlands, where the teenager and his family have sought asylum. Before Russian forces bombed the Mariupol house where Misha and his family lived, there were posters of Cena on the walls.
Misha Rohozhyn escaped the war-torn country with his mother, Liana Rohozhyn, after their home in Mariupol was destroyed, according to a video posted on the WWE’s YouTube channel. Liana encouraged Misha throughout the journey by telling him they were on their way to see his hero, Cena. Misha, however, was disappointed that Cena was not there to meet them when they reached the Netherlands in May. Cena became aware of Misha’s story after reading a piece in The Wall Street Journal about the impact of war on those with disabilities. – NDTV