Thursday, April 3, 2008

We LOVE LA Galaxy and Make A Wish!!!

As most of you know Collin was granted a wish from the Make A Wish foundation three years ago. This wonderful foundation grants wishes to children with a life threatening or terminal illness. They go out of their way to make sure that incredible memories are made for the entire family that will last a life time! The amazing thing about Make A Wish is that when you become part of the Make A Wish family you will ALWAYS be part of the Make A Wish family. From time to time we receive e-mails from the Make A Wish foundation inviting us to attend special wish opportunities for wish kids. This past week received an e-mail inviting Collin and three guests to go to the opening game of the LA Galaxy soccer team. Due to the amazing generosity of Home Depot they offered their suite to the Make A Wish foundation. Then it gets even better. I received a phone call to let me know that LA Galaxy team was inviting the wish kids to come down onto the field during the team's warm up. It was such an amazing experience for everyone that went. Collin was very excited to be on the Field with his daddy. Collin also brought his PaPa and Tio Max. Max was very excited when a ball was kicked over by him and he was able to kick the ball back onto the field. They were able to meet Ruud Gullit, the coach of the LA Galaxy. As well as two amazing players Cobi Jones and Alexi Lalas. I am not sure who was more excited Collin or Daddy. David Beckham came very close to them and they were hoping that he would come over but then he seemed to strain his calves. So, it did not happen. bummer! The fun did not stop there. Then the guys went up into the Home Depot suite to watch the game. The kids even got a special visit from Cosmo the LA Galaxy team mascot. I asked Jason to describe the night for me and he said that" It was a very special once in a life time experience that I was able to share with my little boy." We are so grateful to the amazing generosity of Make A Wish, LA Galaxy, and Home Depot. Thank you for making it possible to make amazing memories that will last a life time!!!
















Coach Ruud Gullit, Jason, and Collin




The boys and Cobi Jones







Alexi Lalas, Jason, and Collin










Enjoying the game from their awesome sweet!







Collin and Cosmo!




10 comments:

Jim & Allison said...

Oh, that makes me so happy for Collin!!!It looks like he had such a great time! Every blog you share makes me tear up. You have such sweet and precious little children, and you are such dear and loving parents.

Mandy said...

Oh that is so awesome. As hard as it is to have special kids, they sure let us experience things we never would have been able to, and also meet amazing people that you would not have otherwise.

Enchanted Rose said...

I am so glad that Collin had a good night. It looks like he had a great time!

The Andersens Four said...

That is so cool!! How fun for the boys to all be together! It looks like Collin truly enjoyed every minute. I love the Disneyland pics, too! Let's go next week :)

Kimberly & Jordan said...

What a great memory Jason & Collin will always have. And to be that close to Beckham? Just kidding ( I wouldn't mind being that close ;

Amy and family said...

That is so awesome! I love the smiles on all their faces! What a special memory for everyone!

The Gray Family said...

what a neat experience! That is something your family will never forget.

Poppie said...

Looks like Jason and Collin had a wonderful day. What an awsome experience!

Erin said...

That is so awesome. What a great father son outing that I am sure they will always remember.

Brian & Kara said...

How cool!! I couldn't tell from the pictures who was having more fun, Collin or Jason! So happy for you guys!