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Lionel Messi An Argentine Footballer

Lionel Messi is probably the famous name that is known even by those who are not the followers of football game. The 29 year old player shares some of his life events with the famous Diego Maradona. Lionel Messi rapidly rose from club’s ranks to an international field where his style of playing was appreciated. He gave his country many wins and even today he is identified as one of the greatest players that this game has.

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There are few people who do not know about Lionel Messi’s personal life.  He was diagnosed with Growth Hormone Deficiency that hindered his growth at the tender age of 11. As a result of this disease he suffered from lower immunity and poor vision. The only way that was possible to induce growth was the injection of human growth hormone. He said:

“I had to start a treatment to help me to grow. Every night I had to stick a needle into my legs, night after night after night, every day of the week, and this over a period of three years.”

His childhood is a story of an excruciating pain.

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Soon after coming out of this disease many were impressed by his style of playing. The authorities wanted to sign him right away. The technical team rushed to make a contract paper but nearest available substitute was a napkin. Yes, it sounds unbelievable but it is true. Despite this Lionel Messi signed his first contract.

Lionel Messi debut lasted for 44 seconds. In 2005 Lionel Messi played against Hungary. He was sent as a substitute and 44 seconds later he was shown the red card for elbowing the opponent. While remembering the match Nicky Salapu said:

“Lionel Messi is sitting in the corner of the Argentina dressing room in the FerencPuskas Stadium. His head is in his hands, tears are in his eyes. It is not supposed to end like this.”

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  • The Leo Messi Foundation was founded by Lionel Messi in 2007.
  • Lionel Messi is famous for philanthropist works.
  • This foundation works for the treatment of unhealthy children and their food expenses.
  • Lionel Messi donated $812,000 for the re-establishment of the hospital in his hometown that now saves the lives of many children every year.

The players like Lionel Messi set good examples for people to follow. His charitable works and his own medical condition in childhood inspires many to strive and fight against the diseases and rise like Lionel Messi.

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John Wesley Shipp Superhero Of The Flash 1990 to 1991

John Wesley Shipp became a famous hunk after his great success with his comic book superhero character in year 1990 and as Dawson Leery’s father in Dawson’s Creek in the year 1998. He lived in the New York City to pursue his study in the field of acting following the college and was taken up to fame for the very first time by playing the most amazing role of his life as Dr. Kelly Nelson in Guiding Light (1980).

John Wesley Shipp is also titled to two back to back daytime Emmy awards for his work in soaps, the first one from As the World Turns (1956), followed by the second from Santa Barbara (1984). John Wesley Shipp has played the roles of Barry Allen/The Flash in the series The Flash (1990) and as his father Henry Allen in the 2014 series of The Flash.

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Date of Birth:                    

22 January 1955

Place of Birth:                  

Norfolk, Virginia, USA


6′ 1″ or 1.85 m

Field of expertise:

Acting and Direction

Famous Projects:

John Wesley Shipp (4)Some of his (John Wesley Shipp) famous works include: 

  • Dawson’s Creek(1998),
  • Guiding Light (1952) and
  • One Life to Live(1968).

Famous Performances and achievements of John Wesley Shipp:

  • The lead in CBS’s superhero series The Flash from year 1990 to 1991 as Barry Allen.
  • His role as Mitch Leery, in the series Dawson’s Creek from the year 1998 to 2001.
  • Various other dramas that he took up in his career included daytime soap operas such as Guiding Light from 1980 to 1984 as Kelly Nelson.
  • He got his first Emmy Award for the year 1985 to 1986 in As the World Turns as Douglas Cummings.

John Wesley Shipp – The incident:

John Wesley Shipp’s father was a respectful Minister at Ridgecrest Baptist Church while he was going for High School in Wake Forest, NC. An incident took place at night when a couple of his friends were visiting and firing broke out all of a sudden. If sources are to be believed, KKK fired shots to his house, as some of his friends were African American. To make an account of the event, some old television guide from that time period, John’s interview is conducted covering this event.

*Fact: John Wesley Shipp also managed to grab two major roles in award gaining “Dancing at Lughnasa” and as Harvey Feirstein’s love interest in “Safe S*x,” in the show as his debut.

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