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Nov 05, 2019

Wish Reflection

Now 18-year-old Adam was granted a wish last year and to this day his experience remains a powerful memory for him and his family. He writes to share his story and the impact his wish had on his life.

My wish was granted just under a year ago. As I reflect back on it, I am so thankful to Make-A-Wish for creating a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me. I have been a Minnesota Vikings fan for as long as I can remember, but I had never been to a game before- I had always settled for watching it on TV. However, when I was diagnosed with brain cancer and was told that I would get a wish granted, I knew this was what I wanted. The Make-A-Wish representatives from North Dakota came to talk with me and my family for what would be the best wish for me.

Once they knew more about me, and knew what my wish would be, they went above and beyond to make it happen. On Thanksgiving weekend of 2018, my whole family got a trip to the Twin Cities, where we were treated to the Great Wolf Lodge as our hotel. Multiple trips to the Mall of America were so fun that weekend, and that was just the beginning.

AdamBeing able to ride in a limo to the practice facility was a truly surreal experience. My whole family got to see the ins and outs of the Minnesota Vikings facilities (which are breathtaking!) and caught the end of their practice on Friday. At the end of practice, I broke the huddle, and was able to talk to a few of the Vikings players, before getting to talk with Mike Zimmer himself, and even meeting General Manager Rick Spielman!

When gameday came, a trip which I thought couldn’t get any better did. Another limo ride and we were at the state-of-the-art U.S. Bank Stadium. When we got in, we toured the luxury suites, went through the stadium, and got down on the field! Being on the sidelines right before a huge rivalry game between the Green Bay Packers was breathtaking. Soon enough, all the pregame festivities were over, and it was game time.Adam

I don’t know if Make-A-Wish planned this, but the game was the best kind of football game to be at. It was exhilarating, close from start to finish, and ended with a big Vikings W! It was a dream come true! I am so thankful to Make-A-Wish for giving my family and I such a great weekend of happiness and joy. I cannot fully express my joy remembering my experience, and I hope many more kids can get the same feeling I got on my wish weekend.

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