Collectively Disney and Make-A-Want® made some magic for Tennyson Erickson, a 2018 Make-A-Want child and most cancers survivor, on the 134th Rose Parade on Monday, January 2, in Pasadena, California. Tennyson joined Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse on the Disneyland Hearth Division engine on the parade route and helped the dynamic duo ship the long-lasting ceremonial first cross for the Rose Bowl Recreation. As viewers of tv protection of the parade noticed, the cross magically soared from the Rose Parade to Disneyland Resort, then over to the Rose Bowl Stadium, the place the 109th Rose Bowl Recreation was performed later that day.
As a part of ESPN’s My Want sequence in 2018, Tennyson and his household traveled from South Dakota to Arizona, the place he met his all-time favourite participant, former NFL star Larry Fitzgerald, and spent two days on the Arizona Cardinals’ minicamp. He even signed an NFL contract.
Now a contented and wholesome 12-year-old, Tennyson confirmed off his love of soccer as soon as once more forward of the famend Rose Bowl Recreation.
“As a long-time Cardinals fan, Tennyson’s want was one thing he’ll always remember, and we nonetheless discuss it usually and be in contact with most of the folks we met alongside the best way. Make-A-Want will at all times maintain a particular place in our hearts, and I used to be so proud and emotional to see Tennyson representing the group alongside such an amazing supporter in Disney,” shared Tennyson’s mother, Diana.
Since 1980, Disney and Make-A-Want have granted greater than 145,000 needs for youths with vital sicknesses worldwide. Traditionally, half of all needs granted within the U.S. are Disney needs and contain all components of the Firm, together with theme park and resort holidays, cruises, procuring sprees, studio visits, expertise meet-and-greets, sports-themed experiences—like Tennyson’s want—and extra. Adults who’re want alumni and fogeys of present want youngsters say that the want marked a turning level for them of their remedy—giving them energy, pleasure, and a better sense of hope for his or her future.
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