You are cordially invited to
A Celebration for
Our Local Hero Dominic Walker
Saturday, November 4, 2023
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building (Auditorium)
15941 Donald Curtis Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22191
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About the Event
Join local dignitaries, 2023 National American Miss Virginia Zoila Goya, as well as friends, family, associates, and community members of local hero and burn survivor Dominic Walker (affectionately known as Domo) to celebrate his heroism, witness his receiving a Hero's Award from Prince William County, and support his healing journey.
About Dominic (aka Domo)
On July 17, 2023, Woodbridge, Virginia, resident Dominic Walker (now age 31) sustained severe burn injuries on July 17, 2023, when a home in St. Charles, Missouri, occupied by himself, another adult, and two small children (including his now 5-year-old daughter Mariah) exploded from a suspected gas leak. Dominic saved his daughter from the burning home and, in the process, suffered third-degree burns on nearly 50 percent of his body. His healing journey—which includes a medically induced three-week coma, eight surgeries, and several blood transfusions during his three-month hospitalization—will continue well into 2024.
Let's unite to support Domo and his family during this time of recovery.
Read our press release on the “Here for Domo: A Celebration for Our Local Hero Dominic Walker” event, and view news coverage of the July 17 incident in which Dominic, his daughter Mariah, and another person were injured.
The celebration will include the following.
Mistress of Ceremonies
Hero’s Award and Proclamation
Woodbridge District Supervisor
Margaret Angela Franklin
Prince William County, Virginia
Remarks from Friends and Family of Domo
Eddie Jones (friend)
James Barkley (friend)
Delilah Gomez (friend)
Steven Meadows (friend)
Brandon Carino (friend)
Desrene Barr (Mom)
“This Day” written by Edwin Hawkins
Performed by soloist
Mistress of Ceremonies
Special Appearance by
2023 National American Miss Virginia
Special Thanks to
Bahama Breeze, Jamaican Breeze, and Chef Greg Scroggins of Woodbridge, VA, for providing food and refreshments
Patrick Magee for Event Photography Services (IG: @patrickmageephotography)
Our greeters: Ana Torres Carino and Alayah Martin
Media Coordinator: Evangeline Waldron
Graphic, video, and web designer: Gloria Hernandez
All supporters of Dominic Walker and his family